What's on in the Penistone Area - 2016

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This big Events List is often updated (highlighted) and community events are marked with our coat-of-arms. Sorry this page is no good on mobile devices. Penistone's official website is Visit Penistone, with a very useful Events List. See: the Paramount (Concessions for 2-14yrs and over 60, Box Office: 76 7532, Event Line: 76 2004), Event Goat, Barnsley Chronicle and Penistone FM (Facebook). For weekly activities, see PTC Community Centre Diary and Barnsley Family Info. This page was originally set up as a 'What's On' feed for local radio. Events Intro page has previous years, disclaimer, waffle, guff, etc.


area mapNotable 2016 Events

  • 'Sleeping Beauty' - Jan/Feb,, Penistone Theatre Group. Paramount.
  • Centenary of the Viaduct Collapse - (Nothing happened). See Timeline Feb 1916.
  • Penistone NDP Launch Event - Helping to shape and preserve our area, March.
  • 50th Anniversary of Penistone Library - Some good events in March/April.
  • HM Queen's 90th Birthday - Beacons, galas and parades, April.
  • Penistone Mayor's Parade and Gala - Plus Folkfest, Rock Show and Comedy, June.
  • Penistone RBL Club Trip - To Southport this year, July.
  • The Somme Event - 1st July, War Memorial, battle commemoration July to Nov 1916.
  • 'No Horizon' - Edinburgh Festival by 'Penistone Community Arts', Aug.
  • Penistone Show - Always the second Saturday of Sept.
  • Penistone Literary Festival - Show weekend, September.
  • Penistone 48th Annual Competitive Music Festival - September.
  • 'Madagascar' - Nov, Paramount. Musical from Pauline Quirke Academy.
Disclaimer - Whilst every effort is taken to be accurate, some errors will be inevitable. Sources can be vague on details and sometimes change or even cancel them without notice, making me look daft. The webmeister accepts no liability for inconvenience, loss or consequential loss. I did my best.

January   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar). Back to 2015. Forward to 2017.
This Month Recovering from festivities, Blood donoring, a cemetery event and then 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood' by Penistone Theatre Group.
Fri 1st BH New Year's Day. Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
Sun 3rd Dressage Event - 10am to 4.45pm, Romley Farm Indoor Arena, Peafields lane, Wortley Sheffield, S35 7DE. Various categories explained on the Legup Equestrian website. Open for bookings from 25th November 2015. Entries close 31st December 11am or before, if full.
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Members are requested to carry their yellow membership cards as they might be asked to show them upon entry. Non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Mon 4th Back to School - For glum schoolies. Next break is Monday 8th to Friday 12th Feb., returning on Monday 15th. See School Dates.
Tues 5th Christmas Trimmings Come Down - A Huddersfield Examiner article explains it: 'The traditional date to pack away the baubles is Twelfth Night, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking". There is some confusion as to whether Twelfth Night is January 5 or January 6. The decision that Twelfth Night falls on the night of January 5, the night before the Twelfth Day of Christmas, stems from the Roman Catholic practice of the day beginning at sunset, rather than midnight.' It's something to do with eating spaghetti.
  ,,   ,, Tracing Your Ancestors (Ten week course) - Choice of four - Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Thursday am or Thursday pm, Penistone Library. No fee advertised (which might mean 'free'). To book for this ten-week course, leave your name at the Library or call: 01226 217 695. From poster.
Fri 8th Twilight Soul Club - 7pm to midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. £4 admission. This is the first Northern Soul evening of the year in this popular monthly event, with regular and guest DJs. The club has an all-vinyl policy for the authentic sound. Always the second Friday of the month. Facebook.
Weekend
9th, 10th
Wedding Open Weekend - Times not stated, The Talbot Suite, White Heart, Bridge Street, near Penistone Bridge. Good parking, meals, beers. Enter via the main door, buy a beer, then turn right. The Talbot Suite is the building overlooking the car park. The White Heart.
Thurs 14th Business Startup Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Town Hall building. Get free advice on starting your own business. Barns Startup.
  ,,   ,, Aprille and the Shower (Bluegrass music) - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. See The Huntsman and Facebook. Item from Facebook.
Mon 18th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The first council meeting of the year, followed by a planning meeting. The public and press may attend, observe, photograph and record the meeting and raise a point or two before it starts. PTC meetings are on the third Monday of each month except August. Penistone Town Council
Weds 20th The Cultural Impact of Photography (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by professional photographer Brian Parkhurst.
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Fri 22nd Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.15pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. Walk-in possible but they prefer it for you to make an appointment, as this and the March date are both likely to be busier than usual. Tea and biscuits served. See Blood.
  ,,   ,, 'Spectre' ('12A' James Bond Film) - 2pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Ticket £6, Conc £5. With Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw. 150 minutes long. Returned by popular demand. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532. See IMDb for more about the film.
Sat 23rd Local Developer's Consultation Event - On the development of 'Oxspring Fields'. 9.30am to 2pm, St Aidan's Church Hall, Oxspring. Hosted by Yorkshire Land and allowing their Planning Consultants to be questioned about their building proposals for Oxspring. For more details, visit: 'Oxspring Fields', which also has a comments page.
Mon 25th Burns Night - The evening usually involves whisky, haggis and poetry in honour of Scottish poet Robert Burns. There might be some local pub events scattered around. See Daily Telegraph article. (Time & Date)
Weds 27th
- Sat 30th
'The Pied Piper' (Pantomime) - 6.45pm to start 7.15pm and Saturdat matinee, 1.45pm to start 2pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets: Fri/Sat, Adult £6, Child £4 and on Weds/Thurs, Adult £4, Child £2. This is the annual pantomime for 2016. All welcome. The only poster in Penistone appeared to be put up in the Tesco, not the town centre. Thurgoland Thespians.
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'Sleeping Beauty' - Paramount. Tickets: Adults £9, Children/conc £6. All tickets £5 on opening night. Mid-week (Tues-Thurs) family ticket £20. Call Box Office, 76 7532, Paramount Theatre. This is the annual pantomime by Penistone Theatre Group, directed this time by Steve Proctor and produced by Michelle Cleary. This production will be a real treat for the whole family. The group is always on the lookout for new people to become involved, either on-stage, behind it or doing administrative tasks. Visit Penistone Theatre Group if you are interested.
Fri 29th 'The Device Doctors' - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Penistone Library. If you are having problems using your tablet, smartphone or whatever, they will offer advice and help. Tel 76 2313. The only poster findable in Penistone was in the Tesco. Why wear yourself out on publicity?
  ,,   ,, 'Seeking Spirits' Night - Time not stated, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Admission £25.00 per person (ticket only) which Includes 'soup and sandwich' supper or £110.00 for two people including overnight stay and breakfast (if you dare). To book call: 01142 882 100. There has been a building where Wortley Hall stands since the 1400’s. Have you ever wondered whether the house is still occupied by voices from the past? Seeking Spirits Paranormal Investigators return to Wortley Hall to find out. Wortley Hall.
Weekend
30th - 31st
The Big Garden Birdwatch, National Event. From the RSPB website:
  1. Come to rspb.org.uk/birdwatch on the weekend of 30-31 January, 2016.
  2. Open our live bird counter on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and watch the birds in your garden or local park for one hour recording the highest number of each type of bird you see at the same time that land in your garden. Don't count the total over the hour as you may get the same birds visiting more than once.
  3. Tell us which of the other animals we're asking you about, such badgers, squirrels and slow worms, you see in your garden.
Sat 30th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. No prices given but it is not expensive. Choice of soup and a roll, Jacket Spud with a Choice of Fillings, Selection of Sweets, Tea and Coffee. Also a raffle. Everyone is welcome. Penistone Church also has a range of leaflets and local information. See Penistone Church, Facebook.
Sun 31st Winter Woolies Showing Show (Horsey event) 10am to 4.30pm, - Romley Farm Indoor Arena, Peafields lane, Wortley Sheffield, S35 7DE. Explained on the Legup Equestrian website.

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February Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The only month with a 'Brewery' in its name, as in Feb-roo-ary (not Feb-yoo-ary, sithi). Saint Valentine will bring romance.
28th Jan
- Sat 6th
'Sleeping Beauty' - 28th Jan to 6th February 2016. Tickets: Adults £9, Children/conc £6. All tickets £5 on opening night. Mid-week (Tues-Thurs) family ticket £20. Call Box Office, 76 7532, Paramount Theatre. Another annual fun pantomime from Penistone Theatre Group.
Tues 2nd Candlemass. Included here to add some old sayings: "At 5 o'clock on Candlemass Day, You can see a white horse a mile away" - and - "On Candlemas Day a farmer should have half his corn and half his hay".
  ,,   ,, Centenary of the Collapse of the Viaduct - Only one arch fell down, the one closest to but not above to Sheffield road, and a locomotive went with it. It happened slowly enough for the driver and fireman to escape. Nobody was hurt. Penistone Line Partnership are aware of the date and are likely to do something. Possibly also Penistone History Society.
Weds 3rd The Life of a Honey Bee (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Christine Johnson. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Thurs 4th Penistone Area PACT Meeting (Public meeting about local policing issues) - 10am, Community Centre. Anyone can attend and there will usually be some local councillors, Paul from the Barnsley Comical and a Police spokesperson. PACT.
Sat 6th 'Along the Blue Loop' (4 or 8 mile Canal Walk) - Depart on the 08.42am train from Penistone to Sheffield. Congregate at the Supertram Stop, above Platform 8 at the rear of Sheffield Railway Station. Walk led by Stuart Parker. This is an easy walk along the Tinsley Canal to Meadowhell, then return via the Five Weirs Walk beside the River Don, with much industrial heritage and some wildlife along the way. This item from the Penistone Line Partnership booklet (Facebook). Download the latest booklet (pdf).
Mon 8th
- Fri 12th
School Holiday - Officially Mon 8th to Friday 12th, which means return on Monday 15th. Next break, 21st to 31st March.
See BMBC School Dates.
Mon 8th Collop Monday. (Included for interest). An old custom for Shrove Monday had been widespread but died out in the 19th century. According to local historian John Ness Dransfield, people ate eggs and collops on Shrove Monday. Collops were slices of bacon. See Local Customs.
Tues 9th Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), the last day of Shrovetide - Christians will eat heartily before fasting for Lent. 'Shrove' is the past tense of the English verb to 'Shrive', to obtain absolution for one's sins by Confession and doing penance. Shrovetide is immediately before Lent. Religious or not, British people still stick to the old tradition of baking pancakes on this day and local cafés will have them on the menu. Penistone Co-op usually sells instant pancake mix in a bottle. Just add water and give it a shake, then slop some into a hot frying pan. Don't forget maple syrup and lemon juice. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Shrovetide Lunch - From noon, St Andrew's Church, High Street. No, it's not pancakes but Beef Stew and Yorkshire Pudding, a choice of Sweet and Tea or Coffee. No veggie alternative, I'm sad to say. Proceeds for Church funds. From poster.
Weds 10th Ash Wednesday - First day of Lent. The day of penitence for Christians to cleanse their souls before fasting during the Lent period. After all those pancakes, that sounds truly perfect. Ash Weds. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, 'Queen of Hearts' Baking Session (Aimed at children) - 1pm to 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne,S75 4AT. Tickets: £10 per child, available on-line. For children 4 to 10 years, accompanied by an adult. Limited places. For Cannon Hall events information, call 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Sat to Thurs
13th - 18th
'The Revenant' (Film - 15) - 7.30pm each day and additional 2pm matinee on Wednesday, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Another film with Leonardo DiCaprio being left behind somewhere (can't he take a hint?) This one is based on a true story. Set in a winter wilderness in America, explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is attacked by a bear and left behind by his mates. That's probably about it really. Wrap up warm to watch this film. He might be left behind on Mars next time, with any luck. Paramount.
Sat 13th Jean Martin (Organist) - 2.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, S36 6BR, by the Library. Tickets £8.50, advance sales by calling (mobile) 07944 566 972. This is a concert by the 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist, Jean Martin. From poster.
Sun 14th Saint Valentine's Day - And a good excuse for dances, pub events, etc., to remember the Saint's amorous aspects.
  ,,   ,, 'Tin Bath' Steam Train - Note that the route has been changed from the original notice and no longer includes the Penistone line.
Ticket prices start from £79. The 'Tin Bath' is the nickname for this train, hauled by two former LMS 'Black Five' steam locomotives, Nos. 45407 and 44871. This is a round trip departing Preston at 9am, passing through the Hope Valley and arriving 12.40pm in Sheffield. The return journey is 1.30pm from Sheffield, via Meadowhall to Swinton and Wakefield (not the Penistone Line). Viewing points might be the Hope Valley and Meadowhall. Please note that the times are likely to change without notice. See Railway Touring for more details. (Updated link - thanks, Stu).
Mon 15th Penistone Town Council - 7pm, The Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building (Carnegie Library door and turn left inside). A brief public participation period precedes the meeting. Pen T Council
Tues 16th Centenary of the Viaduct Collapse - This was when the second arch collapsed over the River Don, with a locomotive crossing at the time. See the History Timeline 2nd February 1916.
Weds 17th Policing Sheffield in the 1980s (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Martyn Johnson.
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome. Talk admission is £1.50 and the annual subscription to join is £10.
  ,,   ,, Open Mike Night - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. This is aimed at ordinary club members rather than professional singers, just for fun. Penistone RBL.
Sun 21st Wedding Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission and free parking. Everything but the shotgun can be found for the Big Day. Call 0114 288 2100. Wortley Hall.
Weds 24th Sylvia Play - Arrive 6pm, Play at 7.30pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Tickets £7.50 per person, includes pie and peas before the play. Written and performed by Jacqueline Mulhallen and directed by William Alderson in association with Lynx Theatre & Poetry. 'Sylvia' is a one-woman play about the Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst’s early career. It is accompanied by over 250 slides, including archive material. Call 0114 288 2100. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - From 6pm, Barn Building, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone. Meet Cubley Hall's trusted suppliers and pick up some great ideas for your special day. Everything but the shotgun. Enquiries, Email Sandra or call 76 6086. Cubley Hall
Fri to Thurs
26th - 3rd M
'Dad's Army' (Film - PG) - 7.30pm each day and additional 2pm matinees on Sat., Sun. and Weds., Penistone Paramount Theatre. Run time 1hr, 40m. Towards the end of WWII, morale amongst the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea, led by Captain Mainwaring (Toby Foster), is at a low ebb. Their new mission is to patrol the Dover army base, as an opportunity to revive their spirits. This was filmed in Bridlington and released on 5th Febraury, with an excellent British cast (IMDb) hoping to re-create the characters of the much-loved TV series. Paramount.
Sat 27th Walk Against Huddersfield A&E Closure - 11.30am, St George's Square, Huddersfield. According to Huddersfield Examiner, there will be speeches followed by a march through the town centre which might attract several thousand people. This follows a campaign leading to an HMG petition which has received nearly 60,000 votes. An Examiner article about broken pre-election promises explains the background to the campaign.
Sun 28th Antique and Collector's Fair - 9.30am to 3.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission 80p, refreshments available. Call 01226 383 294 for information. This item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby. £5.75 per person for the pie and peas, please book early. A walk followed by home-made pie, peas and potatoes. See The George and Facebook.
Mon 29th to
Sun 13th M
Fairtrade Fortnight - National event supporting fair prices for overseas food producers. Penistone's local branch puts on family activities and chocolate give-aways, usually outside the Chinese take-away on Market Street. The Penistone Fair Trade website is yet to climb out of 2014. See the Fairtrade Foundation.

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March   April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar). When is Easter?
This Month Beware the Ides of March. Et tu? Also keeping up a very old tradition of the Flour Ceremony on Good Friday.
Tues 1st St David's Day - Patron Saint of Wales. The Welsh might pin a daffodil or a leek to their clothes. (Time & Date)
Weds 2nd History Group AGM, followed by 'The Lost Navvies of Woodhead' (talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a presentation by Richard Wright on the lives of those building the Woodhead tunnels. Also the Annual General Meeting. All are welcome to attend and not restricted to members only.
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Psychic Night - 6pm to 11pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Admission £18. Limited spaces so booking is essential with a £5 deposit. Mind you, they ought to know in advance who is coming. These are all one-to-one readings. Blacksmith's Arms.
Sat 5th 'From Big Don to Little Don' (Railway-based Countryside Walk) - Set off at 9.45am from Penistone Railway Station. A walk of about nine miles over the watershed between two rivers and between places that were formerly on the same railway line. This might be cold and windy so wrap up warm. This is a Penistone Line Partnership (Facebook) walk led by John Harker. Return by bus, details in the the PLP booklet (pdf).
Sun 6th Mothering Sunday - The fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. Don't forget to bring a present to your mum or take her out for her dinner. See Date and Time.
  ,,   ,, RBL AGM - 10.45am, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is for members only, who might be rewarded with beer for their interest and attendance. According to a notice: 'In the interests of openness and accountability, minutes of RBL meetings are available for inspection by appointment only'. To join Penistone RBL, please download an Application Form (pdf). You will require a valid member to propose you as a member. Penistone RBL.
Tues 8th Outdoor Fitness in Penistone - Two sessions: 9.30am and 6.15pm, Outdoor Gymn by Penistone Bowling Club and Recreation Ground. A fitness group is encouraging people to meet up and have a bit of fun exercising. All welcome. See Faceook for more.
Fri 11th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.15pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. Walk-in possible but they prefer it for you to make an appointment, as this session is likely to be busy. Tea and biscuits served. See Blood
  ,,   ,, Fairtrade Curry Night - at René’s Café - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets: £8 Adults, £4 children, available from Clark's Chemist, Penistone Church, the Traidcraft stall at Thursday's Country Market (Community Centre), or by Email: penistonefairtrade@gmail.com.
This is part of 'Fairtrade Fortnight', with a 'fairly-traded' two-course meal of chicken or vegetarian curry with rice, a pudding and a glass of wine or juice, followed by tea or coffee. The 'René’s Café' part of the title refers to Penistone Players doing their stuff on the night. Places will be limited so please get your tickets early. This item from Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, Cubley Hall Staff Reunion (Private Function Disco) - From 7pm, Barn Building, Cubley Hall. This is a disco night for any of the more than 1,000 people who have worked at Cubley Hall since it opened on 21st June 1982. Enquiries, call 76 6086. Cubley Hall
Weekend
12th, 13th
'A Day Out with Thomas' (Railway journeys) - Details on the website, Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, off Wakefield Road, Clayton West, HD8 9XJ. KLR is on the right, just before a stone bridge over the main road. Ticket prices vary, book on the website. Enquiries, Tel: 01484 865 727, Email: info@kirkleeslightrailway.com. See KL Railway.
  ,,   ,, 'The Lady in the Van' (Film 12A) - 2pm both days, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Maggie Smith stars as Miss Shepherd, a homeless woman 'temporarily' parked in Alan Bennett's driveway. She remained there for 15 years. Paramount.
Sat 12th Charity Coffee Morning - 11am to 2pm, Penistone Parish Church. Fair Trade tea and coffee. Cakes and various stalls. Penistone Women's Institute. Everyone welcome. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Spring Concert - 6.30pm, St Aidan’s Church, Oxspring. Tickets £3.50, concessions £2.50, available from Oxspring School (76 3020) and Oxspring Post Office. This concert features Oxspring Primary School Choir, Simply Strings (String Trio) and a variety of local talent, young and old. From Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, 'Californian Dreams' (Katy Perry tribute) - Poster forgot to state the time, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Tickets £5 from the hall or call 01484 862 895. From poster.
Tues 15th Spiritualist Medium - Opens 7pm for 8pm start, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. - NB. Sold Out.
Admission £11 each (advance booking only), includes light supper of either: homemade meat & potato pie with peas or jacket potato with choice of filling, to be served during the break at 9pm. Orders for food will be taken on the night. Medium Debbie Askew is back at the Waggon by popular demand. To book a place and pay in advance, please call in at the pub or call 76 3259. Waggon and Horses
Weds 16th The Sikh Religion and Culture (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Mohinder Singh.
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Churches Together AGM - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine.
Thurs 17th St Patrick's Day - We can all be Irish for one day. Make mine a Guinness.
  ,,   ,, Irish Night - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Irish songs and entertainment for everyone to join in, to celebrate St Patrick. Faith Supper and bring your own drinks. Tea and Coffee available. Free event but donations towards the kitchen fund are welcome. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine.
Fri 18th Cheltenham Gold Cup Charity Day - 10am to 6pm, Dog and Partridge, Bord Hill. This has become an annual event at the pub and Penistone TC councillor Steve Marsh is likely to be there, seeing as it is his pub. D & Partridge
Sat 19th Penistone NDP Launch Event - 9.30am to 1pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This launches the Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP). The group is encouraging public involvement in the NDP project. If you are interested in helping to shape future developments in our Parish, please come along to talk to members of and provide feedback on the project. Under the Localism Act, the four basic conditions of an NDP are:
  • How to create economic growth in the Parish.
  • How to improve or create new leisure facilities in the Parish.
  • How to provide sustainable energy for all residents.
  • How to preserve and enhance a Parish’s unique environment.
To meet these conditions, Penistone Town Council has allocated six 'NDP Team Leaders' for their chosen priorities:
  • Local Economy – Cllr Andrew Millner
  • Housing – Cllr Anita Kimberley
  • The Built Environment – Cllr Joe Unsworth
  • Community Services and Facilities – Cllr Wayne Chadburn
  • Countryside and Green Infrastructure – Cllr Jill Hayler
  • Energy and Low Carbon – Cllr Mike Ogle
See Penistone NDP and Facebook for more information.
  ,,   ,, 'I Nether Tire of this Hamlet' (Railway-based Countryside Walk) - Start 9.40am from Denby Dale Railway Station, finish at Brockholes. A ten-mile walk, led by Geoff Ryder. It takes in: Shat, Roydhouse, Gryce Hall, Kirkburton, Woodsome Lees, Netherton and a section of the 'Holme Valley Circular Walk'. This item from the Penistone Line Partnership booklet (Facebook). Download the latest booklet (pdf).
  ,,   ,, Stalls and All-day Breakfast - 10.15am, Penistone Parish Church. Vintage stall and Bric-a-brac. All-day breakfast. Everyone welcome. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, The (sponsored) Firewalk Challenge - 7pm, Spread Eagle, Penistone Town Centre. this is a charity fund-raiser for 'Kids with Cancer' and you have to fill out a sponsor form to do the challenge. Otherwise, you might watch and enjoy live music, disco and barbecue. If you want to walk over burning hot coals to raise money, call in at The Spread for a sponsor sheet (conditions apply). For more information, call 01226 496 314. This item from Penistone FM.
Sun 20th
to Oct.
The Abel Hold Exhibition - Open 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, Victoria Jubilee Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, S75 4HQ. This marks the 200th anniversary of local artist Abel Hold and a chance to see his works with others from such as Roddam Spencer Stanhope. See Visit Penistone's Cawthorne Museum page for more on this delightful museum (and it's time Penistone had one of its own). Groups are welcome by appointment by calling 01226 790 545. This item blatantly stolen from Visit Penistone, which also has a copy of the flyer.
Sun 20th Spring Equinox. This is also the astronomical first day of Spring, when the hours of day and night are approximately equal. Unlike most sources, the British Meteorological Office uses the 1st March as the first day of spring - but diaries, encyclopaedias and calendars have this date.
  ,,   ,, Barnsley History Day - 11am to 3pm, Barnsley Town Hall. Free admission. A bit outside our area but the 'Experience Barnsley' museum has sucked in some items from around here and there might be some local interest. Also billed as a 'fun family day out'. As always, Penistone area people might be better donating Penistone Almanacks, old local photos, memorabilia or anything to do with local history to our local Penistone Historic Archive, which is open every Market Day. It is better kept in Penistone for posterity than lost or not displayed in Barnsley.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Parish Lunch - Noon for 12.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. This relates to St Saviour's Church. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Mayor's Charity Feast - 6.30pm, Cinnamon Spice, Market Street. By invitation only with limited numbers at £15 per person for themeal and raffle costs. This is a fund-raiser for the Mayor's chosen charities of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and local (unspecified) community groups. This has been organised by Mayor Cllr Andrew Millner.
Mon 21st
to Fri 1st
Easter School Holiday - Two weeks off for the schoolies. Finish Friday 19th March and return on Monday 4th April. Next one is Monday 2nd May for one day. See BMBC School Dates.
Mon to Sun
21st - 3rd Ap
Easter Extravaganza (Activities for small children) - 10am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne,S75 4AT. Free admission but some activities are to pay for. Visit their website for details. For Cannon Hall events information, call 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Mon 21st Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. (Paramount but two doors up). The Agenda can be found on the Community Centre noticeboard. This is a full council meeting. The public may attend, observe and record council meetings (including sub-committees) and are currently able to raise a point or two at the beginning. PTC meetings are on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes from February's unadvertised Precept Meeting can now be downloaded from Penistone Town Council or by this direct link (pdf).
Weds 23rd Briefing for Election Candidates and Agents - 5pm, Meeting Room 11, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA. This is a briefing meeting for candidates and agents for the 5th May BMBC elections, focussing on the nominations process. A further briefing will be held at 5pm on Thursday 14th April 2016 in the same location for candidates who have a valid nomination. See BMBC's Upcoming Elections page.
Thurs 24th Easter 'Character Breakfast' (For small children) - 9.30am to 10.45am, GJ Activity Village, St Mary's Street (new shop units opposite the British Legion). Admission by ticket only, £3 per child, call 07921 815 786. Ticket includes breakfast, dancing, singing, games and photo opportunities with 'our characters'. This event is repeated on Thursday 31st March. From poster.
Fri - Sun
25th to 27th
The Sixth Annual Emley Brass Band Real Ale Festival - Fri/Sat: 1pm to 11.30pm, Sun: 1pm to Midnight or when the barrels run wmprty, Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont St, Emley, HD8 9RN (opposite the White Horse). Free admission. With 10+ Real Ales, three Real Ciders, wine, soft drinks, food and snacks. Enquiries: realalefestival@emleybrassband.co.uk. Organised by Emley Band.
Lady Day
Fri 25th BH
Good Friday - Bank Holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It coincides this year with 'Lady Day', which used to be regarded as the first day of the year, as a day for setting contracts and hiring staff. The UK tax year is still based on Lady Day (always 25th March), with some days added to accommodate the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. See why in entertaining detail and my lovely Timeline page. There you go and now you know.
  ,,   ,, Good Friday in Penistone Church. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  • 10 am - Messy Church with the Mayor of Penistone, Cllr Andrew Millner.
  • 11.15am - Procession of the Cross. To Penistone High Street and meeting up with other Christians.
  • 2 pm - Liturgy of the Cross.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Flour Ceremony - Following the 10am service, In the lower churchyard ('Sensory Garden'), Penistone Church.
Penistone's mayor will do the honours in this very old local custom. In 1559 local landowner William Turton bequeathed to each of 'The Poor of the Parish of Penistone' a bag of rye flour, to be doled out every Good Friday. The details of the bequest are on a panel viewable in the church. It was originally conducted at the Church door by the vicar. After Penistone Town Hall was built in 1914, the ceremony was conducted on the Town Hall steps by the Town Clerk, with the blessing of the vicar. Somewhere along the line, the rye flour was changed to normal wheat flour and it crossed the road into the lower church yard after it had been improved. These days the vicar blesses the proceedings and Penistone's mayor distributes the bags. See Old Customs and Penistone Church (Facebook).
26th - 28th
Fri to Mon
'Easter Eggspress' - Various times on their website, Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, HD8 9XJ. It says:
'Travel by steam train aboard the Easter Eggspress to Shelley to meet the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny has dropped all of his food in the play ground and needs everyone to help him collect it. He has also hidden some extra special Golden Eggs around the play ground too! The Bunny’s feeling very generous and everyone who helps collect his food in the Egg Hunt will receive a chocolate egg and there might be a bigger reward if you find a Golden Egg! Come down and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy some family fun at the Kirklees Light Railway.' See Kirklees LR for times, etc. This item blatantly stolen from Visit Penistone.
  ,,   ,, 'Easter Feastival' - Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Arts, Crafts and produce stalls, bar, music, cupcake decorating for small children, children's baking competition (entry form). Stalls invited. See Olive Made and Yummy Yorkshire.
Sat 26th Annual Charity Walk. Fee £89, includes all food, return transport, qualified guide and full support. There is an alternative date of Saturday 18th June. For more details and booking, call 01226 217 695. This is described as 'for your local hospice' which appears to be Barnsley. This will be a challenging trek on the Lyke Wake Walk on the North Yorks Moors with six organised checkpoints along the way with food available at each one, a distance of about 40 miles. Not for the feint-hearted. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Comedy @ Hade Edge FC' - 7.30pm for 8pm, Hade Edge AFC, Flowery Fields, Hade Edge, HD9 2JH. Admission price not stated. Comedy with Duncan Oakley, Adam Staunton, Danny Sutcliffe and Rob Riley. Call to check latest times or cancellations: 7909 987 766 (looks as though a nought is missing from the beginning).
  ,,   ,, 'Rod Stewert' (Rod Stewart tribute) - 8pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. The odd spelling of 'Stewert' is not explained but the Facebook entry suggests a possible reason: 'Gerry Trew Here to Entertain you A Tribute to The One and Only ROD STEWART rocking great Hits and favourite songs for all As before a great night of entertainment Guaranteed .xxxx'
Sun, Mon
27th, 28th
Easter Fair (Friends of Cannon Hall) - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free admission (but probably the usual parking fee). Browse locally-made arts and crafts in the magnificent surroundings of Cannon Hall. To book a vendor's stall, contact: cannonhallfriends@gmail.com. For Cannon Hall events information, call 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Sun 27th Easter Eucharists - 10am at St Saviour's, Thurlstone and 10.45am at Penistone Parish Church. Easter Day is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox (Time & Date) and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Clocks go Forward in the UK - One hour at 1am, which becomes 2am in a flash (on Saturday night really). Put your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed tonight. The Fire and Rescue people say to use the clock-change to remind you to check your smoke detectors. 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. (Time & Date)
Mon 28th BH Easter Monday - Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, 'The Railway Children' (Film of a play, Run time 2hrs 5min) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. York Theatre Royal's adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic novel. It follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three siblings suffering the upheaval of their father being falsely imprisoned. This Olivier award-winning production has been adapted by Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden and directed by Ross MacGibbon. It was filmed in the National Railway Museum in 2015 and features the original locomotive from the original film. See The Railway Children (Facebook) and Paramount. This item from the Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds 30th 50th Anniversary of Penistone Library - Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. A series of events starting from the Anniversary Day, Weds 30th March. The library was opened 30th March 1966. Free admission to all events but booking is essential for all but the Bookstart Bear.

  • Party - 1pm to 4pm, Weds 30th March. Free admission but please book. Also a good raffle. At about 1.30pm Penistone Mayor Cllr Andrew Millner will address the swirling masses. Groups such as Local Archives and the Reading Group will have exhibitions for the week.
  • Author's Talk - 2pm, Thurs 31st March. Popular local author Milly Johnson. Free admission but please book.
  • Cecil Hallas' Talk - 2pm, Fri 1st April. Reminisce with this well-known Penistone resident. Free, please book.
  • Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Tues 5th April. Home-made cakes, buns + books for sale. All welcome.
    - This would normally have been next door at St Andrew's Church but has moved to the Library for the day.
  • Bookstart Bear - 1pm, Weds 6th April. Aimed at ankle-biters up to 5 years old. Booking not required.
  • Elvis - 6pm, Thurs 7th April. An entertaining talk by Roy Harris. Refreshments at 5.30pm. Free, please book.
    - 'There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis'. (Kirsty McColl song).
  • Light Chair-based Exercises - 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Fri 8th April. Light refreshments provided.
    - A free exercise session for people with mobility or joint problems or people with limited limb movement.
Penistone Library can be traced back to a reading room set up by JN Dransfield in the 1880s, which led to the Carnegie Library being built and opened on Shrewsbury Road in 1913. The Town Hall (now called the 'Paramount Theatre') was built the year after. The Library was moved into a new purpose-built location on Penistone High Street in 1966 and officially opened 30th March 1966 by County Councillor S Palmer of the WRCC. The Library would welcome any offerings of suitable raffle prizes. Please call 76 2313 to book or offer prizes. See the Town Hall history page.
Thurs 31st Easter 'Character Breakfast' (For small children) - 9.30am to 10.45am, GJ Activity Village, St Mary's Street (new shop units opposite the British Legion). Admission by ticket only, £3 per child, call 07921 815 786. Ticket includes breakfast, dancing, singing, games and photo opportunities with 'our characters'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tidy-Up Volunteer Day - 9.30am to 2.30pm, From Penistone Railway Station. This is a joint event by 'The Countryside Rangers' and 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team'. Volunteers are invited to come along to tidy up and improve the Trans-Pennine Trail in our area. 'Have fun, some exercise and meet new people. It is Easter Holidays. All welcome but under-18s must be supervised by an adult'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Milly Johnson Talk - 2pm, Penistone Library. Popular local author Milly Johnson. Free admission but please book.
  ,,   ,, 'Afternoon Tea with Milly Johnson' - 6pm for 6.30pm, White Hart. £15 per head with £5 going to The Eve Appeal charity for women's cancer. Described as: 'An entertaining event with lots of cheeky jokes and laughter.' White Hart.

Flour bequestTuby's funfairRick DaCostaTown Council Assembly

April      Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Tuby's Funfair (TBC), St George's Day and the normally elusive Penistone Town Assembly, which is the main 'meet the public' day for the local council. Plus the usual spring fairs, duck races, showers or whatever.
To 1st Easter School Holiday - Two weeks off. Finish school Friday 19th March, return to school on Monday 4th April. Next one is Monday 2nd May for one day. See BMBC School Dates.
  ,,   ,, Reminiscing with Cecil Hallas - 2pm, Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. Reminisce with this well-known Penistone resident as part of Penistone Library's 50th Anniversary. Free admission but please book by calling in or phone 76 2313. See the Town Hall history page.
Weekend
2nd, 3rd
Wind in the Willows (Outdoor play) - Times not stated, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Tickets: Adults £8; Children and Concessions £6; Family ticket £20 (two adults and two children). Tickets can be purchased from Cannon Hall Reception, the pop-up Easter Café, by calling the Far Out Theatre on 07467 076 856 or online at the theatre's website. This is a play aimed at children and is performed by the Far Out Theatre of Wath-on-Dearne. Perfect for children of all ages, even the grown up ones. For Cannon Hall events information, call 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Sat 2nd Second Anniversary of 'Penistone 1' (Formerly called the 'Penistone Gateway') - Officially opened 2014 by Dransfield Properties' Mark Dransfield and Barnsley MB Council Leader Sir Stephen Houghton CBE. See Dransfield's Penistone Page and my Penistone1 page.
  ,,   ,, 'A Silkstone Circular' (Railway-based Countryside Walk) - Start 9.40am from Silkstone Common Railway Station, finish at the same place. Take the 8.42am Sheffield train from Penistone Railway Station. A ten-mile walk led by Peter Watson. This item from the Penistone Line Partnership booklet (Facebook). Download the latest booklet (pdf).
Mon 4th 'Device Doctor' - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. This is a session to help people to get to grips with their smartphones, tablets or or other connected gadgets. Call 76 2313 for more information. See BMBC. This item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Tues 5th Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. Free admission, no booking necessary. Home-made cakes, buns + books for sale. All welcome as part of Penistone Library's 50th Anniversary. See the Town Hall history page.
  ,,   ,, Friends of Penistone Church AGM - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. Various projects to be discussed and the group is on the lookout for new ones. Everyone welcome. Chairman is Steve Lavender MBE. Item from 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Dance Class for Beginners - 7pm to 8pm, Dance Studio, Penistone Grammar School. Admission £5 per person. This is the first of a series of new dance classes for Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha, etc. for beginners, led by Michelle Heppenstall (British Dance Champion). Other classes for more accomplished dancers are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For more information, call: 76 7333 in term time. See PGS Dance Studio. and Heppenstall Dance.
Weds 6th Bookstart Bear - 1pm, Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. Free admission and booking is not required. Aimed at ankle-biters up to 5 years old. Part of Penistone Library's 50th Anniversary. See the Town Hall history page.
  ,,   ,, Temple Newsam (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by John Gillingham. All welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Annual Assembly - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. Lower Hall, Community Centre. This is the main 'meet the people' moment for the local council, where local issues can be discussed with elected members, the annual balance sheet presented (see 2016 Precept Minutes - pdf) and PTC rules refined. The Notice and Agenda were posted in a 'central, conspicuous place', on a Community Centre noticeboard, that nobody walks past. They don't encourage you to attend. See Penistone Town Council.
Thurs - Mon
7th to 11th
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm Thurs/Fri/Mon and 2pm to 10pm Saturday, QEII Recreation Ground. Free admission. Lots of family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print Discount Vouchers for £5 off rides. R Tuby.
Thurs 7th Elvis (Talk) - 6pm, Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. Free but please book. An entertaining talk by Roy Harris. Refreshments at 5.30pm. All welcome as part of Penistone Library's 50th Anniversary. Please call 76 2313 to book. See the Town Hall history page.
Fri 8th Light, Chair-based Exercises - 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Penistone Library, next to St Andrew's Church, High Street. Free exercise session for people with mobility or joint problems or people with limited limb movement. Light refreshments provided. Part of Penistone Library's 50th Anniversary. Enquiries call 76 2313. See the Town Hall history page.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' Swishing Event - Viewing from 6.30pm, sales from 7pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £5, available from the Church Kitchen, Thurs, Sta and Sun. This is 'back by popular demand'. If you have clothes, bags, jewellery or accessories of good quality, which you no longer want, please bring them with you. From poster.
Sat 9th 'Special Coffee Morning' - 10am to Noon, Hoyland Swaine Church Hall. Admission £3. Everyone is welcome to come along to a 'Coffee, Cake and Cards' event. (Presumably tea too for patriotic English people). Cake stall and a card-making demo. Try your hand at making a birthday card. This is a fund-raiser for the Barnsley Branch of Parkinson's UK.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Organ Trust Anniversary Concert - 2.30pm, Paramount Theatre. Tickets £8.50. Described as an 'Anniversary Concert' but neither website linked below explains the anniversary of what. A two-hour afternoon of popular music from Penistone's own Kevin Grunill. See Paramount and Penistone Organ Trust.
Sun 10th Bargains Galore Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission 50p. Yes it's back again, with a wide range of charity and bric-a-brac stalls, with such as Fair Trade and Beryl's Bunnies. Refreshments available. Bring plenty of bags with you. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Annual Church Meeting - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Reminder to be on the Church Electoral Roll for those wishing to vote, contact Len Collett for Thurlstone. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
Thurs 14th Penistone Area Council - 10am, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building. Residents are allowed to observe the meeting. Watch the noticeboard outside the building for details of meetings. PAC.
  ,,   ,, Aprille and the Shower (and friends) - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman,136 Manchester Rd, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. The band will play traditional bluegrass music in the bar area.
Fri 15th 'Beer Kellar Oompagh Band' - Time not stated, White Hart, Near Penistone Bridge. £10.95 a head includes supper, fun and games, it says here: White Hart.
Weekend
16th & 17th
Wedding Weekend - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free admission. 'Explore the Georgian counctry house, park and garden. This is a great chance to view Cannon Hall as a wedding space, indoors and outdoors.' From poster.
  ,,   ,, Hepworth Art Fest - 10am to 5pm, Hepworth Village Hall, Hepworth. Art and crafts sale, including Raku, jewellery, glassware, leather bags, cushions, scarves, hand-knit accessories and hand-printed cards. Refreshments available. Organised by Hepworth Church. From poster.
Sat 16th Spring Church Festival - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone welcome. Art, crafts, food, cakes, gifts, ceramics, textile and jewellery stalls. From a delightful poster. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Collection of Tools for Self-reliance - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Church. It is not clear who the end users might be but it is a way to pass on unwanted or surplus tools. Tea and coffee available. Collection can be arranged by calling 76 3359.
  ,,   ,, Needle Felting Workshop - Noon to 1pm, Penistone Parish Church. Fees £7 each. Age 7 upwards with parental supervision. Make a little bit of cuteness, such as owls, rabbits, mice or monsters. Led by local artist Sarah Catterall.
  ,,   ,, 49th Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £8 through the Box Office on 76 7532 or by calling 76 3754. Performed by Millhouse Green MVC with guests South Yorkshire Police Band (Facebook). From poster.
 Sun 17th Second Anniversary of the Dedication of the QEII Field in Trust - The 'Showground'. A plaque was unveiled in 2014 in the children's play area near the Bowling Club by the then Mayors of Penistone and Barnsley, Cllrs Cutts and Richardson. The ceremony celebrated the recreation field's protected status. Barnsley Council no longer has the 'right' to sell the field and it can only be used recreation and related activities. See Fields in Trust.
  ,,   ,, Annual Church Meeting - Noon, Penistone Parish Church. Reminder to be on the Church Electoral Roll for those wishing to vote, contact Alan Shelbourne for Penistone. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
Weds 20th Penistone Railway Town (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by author Dave Cherry. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Thurs 21st HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons - The Queen’s 90th birthday will be marked by the lighting of beacons throughout the country. Beacons are to be lit on mountaintops, on beaches, in farmyards and on church towers, uniting us all in our heartfelt appreciation of The Queen's lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and other Realms, and to the Commonwealth. It is a long tradition to celebrate royal events this way. Town and parish councils, community organisations and groups of all sizes will take part in events large and small. The beacons will be specially-built gas-fuelled structures, traditional bonfires or braziers on tall wooden posts. This is being organised by the Queen’s Pageant Master, Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, and the Queen will light the Principal Beacon in London. See the 'Guide to Taking Part' (pdf - 2.2MB).

This is the real rather than the 'official' birthday, which this year is Saturdsy 11th June. Pub opening hours have been extended to 1am for 10th and 11th June. A range of official engagements and celebrations are scheduled for 12th - 15th May and the June weekend, with a street party in The Mall. HMQ was born on 21st April 1926 and christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Princess Elizabeth was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. HMQ acceded to the throne at the age of 25. She is Head of State of the UK and 15 Commonwealth realms. The Queen has reigned more than five decades and is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a total of four children and eight grandchildren. This day is also the 200th aniiversary of Charlotte Bronte's birthday. See HMQ90.
  ,,   ,, Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church.
  ,,   ,, HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacon - 6pm to 9pm, lit around 8.15pm, Penistone Show Ground. Free admission. The time of lighting the beacon will depend on other beacons. A family celebration for our monarch's birthday with: a bar, barbecue, cake stall, live music, bouncy castle, children's crafts, children's parade and more. Organised by Penistone Agricultural Society and supported by Argo Feeds, AVLS, Penistone Ladies' Choir, Penistone Round Table, Penistone Scouts and Guides, Penistone Young Farmers and Thurlstone Brass Band. See the Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacon - Lit around 8.15pm, The Viewing Platform, Royd Moor. This was organised by Penistone Town Council with councillors and the current Mayor, Cllr Andrew Millner in attendance. Former Councillor, John Wade of Oxspring was the man with thematches, as he is about the same age as her Majesty.
  ,,   ,, Landscape Photography Workshop - 8.30am, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne,S75 4AT. Booking essential, fee £65, on-line. For all skill levels. the workshop lasts about five hours and is run by the Yorkshire landscape photographer David Speight. The last hour is a Photoshop demonstration. More details at the Cannon Hall website. You are required to bring your own DSLR and tripod. For Cannon Hall events information, call 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Fri - Sun
22nd to 24th
The Other Penistone Beer Festival - White Hart, Bridge End. Following the success of the November 2015 Festival, The White Heart will be hosting another event with over 30 cask ales and craft ciders. Live entertainment will accompany the event every day. Don't miss this fantastic weekend. White Hart.
Fri 22nd Murder Mystery Evening - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone welcome. Tickets £8, available in the Church. 'Could you be Miss Marple or Msr Poirot?' Also a pie and pea supper (bring your own drinks). From 'The Bridge' parish magazine and a later poster. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
Sat 23rd England's FlagSaint George's Day - The national saint's day for England. Fly the George Cross for England; it's our flag and we can fly it. For Dandelion Wine: The tradition is to collect dandelion flowers and leaves (no stalks) on this day, clean them and dry them. Then nip out and get the book, 'First Steps in Winemaking' by CJJ Berry, ISBN: 0 900841 83 4. See St George's Day. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, A look at, and Songs inspired by, Mr Wm Shakespeare - 2.30pm, Hoyland Swaine Village Hall. Admission £5 includes refreshments. Celebrate 400 years of the bard (23rd April 1564 to 23rd April 1616) with Elizabeth Charlesworth, Josie and Tony Swales and David Lewis. For further information and to order tickets, call 76 4797 or email: mec.elizabeth@gmail.com. Proceeds shared between H'Swaine Festival Funds and Barnsley Hospice. From poster.
  ,,   ,, England's FlagSt George's Day Celebration - 7pm to 9pm, Christ Church, New Mill. Tickets £8 (including refreshments) from Wm Sykes Estate Agent, Holmfirth, from Christ Church and from the band. This is a concert by Hepworth Brass Band, playing English music to celebrate our National Day.
Sun 24th Antique and Collectors Fair - 9.30am to 3.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission 80p. Held on the last Sunday of every month except December. Information via the Cawthorne Community website.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Spring Fayre - 2pm to 5pm, Village Hall, Thurgoland. Free admission. Lots of fab stalls, such as: for pets, jewellery, bags, scarves, gifts, candles, children's clothes and more. Also a raffle and refreshments. To add your own stall, contact: thurgolandpfsa@gmail.com. In aid of Thurgoland School.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Showcase - 3pm to 6pm, Tankersley Manor, S75 3DQ. Enter your details to have a chance of winning an 'Inclusive Wedding Package', for 40 daytime and 70 evening guests. Further details, call: 01226 744 700, Email: tankersleymanorevents@qhotels.co.uk. From flier.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - The George Inn, Upper Denby. This is an old posting which has probably been superseded by the Spaw Sunday walk, 1st May. £5.75 per person, please book early. A walk followed by home-made pie, peas and potatoes. See The George and Facebook.
Fri 29th Hustings for BMBC Penistone Ward Candidates (for Thursday 5th May election) - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Each BMBC Candidate will briefly outline their Manifesto, then the floor is opened up to public questions. Discover who will best work for the Penistone area and earn their £10k allowance. See Community Action Penistone (Facebook) and the BMBC Elections page for candidates and the results of previous elections.
Sat 30th 'Boden Party' (clothes) - 10am to 4pm, 301, Barnsley Road, Hoyland Swaine, S36 7JA. This looks a bit like a Tupperware-style of party with the seller gaining a small commission as an outlet for a clothes supplier, then encouraging customers to stage their own Boden Parties. The poster says '27% off and free delivery and returns', presumably off the website prices. See Boden. From poster.
  ,,   ,, RH Hunt versus Farmers (Football) - Kick Off 7pm, PCFC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. Tickets £5 (includes pie and peas) from PCFC, Paul Schofield butcher and Melvyn Carr agricultural supplies, Ingbirchworth. This is a match pitching the Rockwood Harriers Hunt with local farmers. From poster.

Morris Dancers 2005Gala CrowdParamount ticket

May      Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month 'Spaw Sunday' is a centuries-old tradition on the first Sunday of May. Traditionally, the Beating of the Bounds also takes place this month. Walkers will circumnavigate Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland. Penistone Town Council AGM is this month.
Sun 1st May Day is a good day for village galas and sometimes even a maypole or two. It also drops on Rogation Sunday this year. (C of E Calendar).
  ,,   ,, Rogation Sunday (The fifth Sunday after Easter) - This is a traditional 'Boundary Walk' day throughout the UK, although local walks tend to wander around the calendar more than the walkers. They were 'The Beating of the Bounds' (Boundary Walks) in the old days, when boundary disputes caused fights and even fatalities (such as happened near Thurlstone). The tradition was to beat small children at each boundary post to instill a good memory of their locations. That does not happen now (?) but traditional boundary walks and even races still take place separately around the parish boundaries of Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland. See the Old Customs page and go to Visit Penistone for the Penistone map.
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Penistone coat of arms
Spa ('Spaw') Sunday - (Morning for healing powers, 2.30pm for the band) Gunthwaite Spa (map). This is the day when people can imbibe the healing, sulphurous (slightly smelly) spa waters in a very old local tradition. The miraculous healing properties of the Spa water are claimed to include a cure for scurvy, gout and baldness but only if imbibed in the forenoon. After that, it's just smelly spa water. Lords of the Manor tried to ban it centuries ago when it became an annual drunken party. There's usually a tea and bun stall usually. The spa water was pronounced 'safe to drink' by Barnsley MB Council's Environmental Health Department.
Last year's event failed because of very poor weather and a big bike race nearby. Thurlstone Brass Band will maintain the tradition (weather permitting) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, following on to the George Inn, Upper Denby. (This year's was well attended).
See Local Customs. Spaw Sunday is always the first Sunday of May. See the Local Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Leave at 1.30pm, The George, Upper Denby. Their Facebook says:
'Join us for a very special Pie & Pea Walk as we explore the ancient foundation of Gunthwaite, home of the Bosvilles, former Lords of the Manor and steeped in history with the annual ceremony at Gunthwaite Spa dating back to medieval times. We'll be leaving The George at 1.30pm and taking a leisurely stroll, via some of the area's most important places of historic interest. Following a short blessing at the Spa by Reverend Canon Joyce Jones we head on to meet Thurlstone Brass Band at the Dam. Refreshments will be available here in the form of Tea, Coffee & Cake! We'll have plenty of free time to sit and listen to the band, explore the area, before heading back to The George for Homemade Pie & Peas. Thurlstone Brass Band will also be returning with us and playing into the evening. Pie & Peas £4.25 per person and MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment!' See also The George Inn.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - From about 5.30pm at The George, Upper Denby. Weather permitting, Thurlstone Brass Band will be performing at the centuries-old 'Spaw Sunday' tradition (see above). From poster.
  ,,   ,, DJ and Karaoke - From 4pm, The Rag (aka 'Fountains Inn), Ingbirchworth. Grab a pint of Real Ale while you are there. Ample parking in the car park or on the road. This might attract a few from Gunthwaite Spa (see 'Spaw Sunday' above).
  ,,   ,, Qween (Queen Tribute Band) - Time not stated, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Advance tickets £8 from the bar or £10 on the night. From poster.
Mon 2nd BH May Day Bank Holiday - 'Early May Bank Holiday' is the first Monday of May and a one-day school holiday, to return to school on Tuesday. There are always some village galas around. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Cutoff Date for Oxspring NDP - The Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Oxspring Parish has been published for public consultation and comments are invited from 21st March 2016 to 5pm 2nd May 2016. See Oxspring NDP.
Weds 4th Spring Fair - Noon to 2pm, Weaver's Court, Unwin Street. Good quality second-hand clothes, bric-a-brac, cake stall, raffle, etc. Also soup and a roll. Everyone welcome. All donations of clothes, cakes or prizes gratefully received before the day, contact Tracy Sharratt.
  ,,   ,, Tales from the Brewery Room (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Alan Coy (who might be less coy after a pint). Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Thurs 5th Local Government (BMBC Penistone West and Penistone East) and PCC Elections. See BMBC Elections and Choose my PCC. View previous BMBC Election results on this website.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Historic Archive - Please note that the Archive will be closed because the Community Centre is used as a Polling Station for the PCC and BMBC Penistone West elections. Appointments can be made by calling Brian on 07885 286 146 or Peter on 76 2867.
  ,,   ,, Charity Plant Sale - 10am to 3pm, Howbrook. That's all it says on the poster.
Fri - Sun
6th to 8th
Holmfirth Festival of Folk - In hostelries and on the streets of Holmfirth. With song, dance and street theatre. Camping available. Too many details to list here. See Holmfirth Folkfest.
Fri - Fri
6th to 13th
Dementia Art Exhibition - Penistone Parish Church. Everyone welcome.
From 'The Bridge' parish magazine. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
Fri - Fri
6th to 13th
Penistone coat of arms
Thurlstone Charity Week - A week-long event in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. TCG says: 'If anyone wants to get involved or hold an event please pm us on Facebook - C'mon Thurlstone, let's see what we can achieve when we join together '. (The Penistone coat of arms is included here to signify an important community activity). Organised by Thurlstone Community Group.
  • Friday 6th May - Thurlstone School will launch the fundraising.
  • Saturday 7th May - Charity morning at St Saviour's Church.
  • Sunday 8th May - Charity Pool and Darts Tournament, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
  • Wednesday 11th May - An Evening of Brass. Thurlstone Brass Band and Training Band at St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
  • Friday 13th May - Charity golf match.
  • Friday 13th May - An evening of entertainment at Thurlstone School Hall.
Fri 6th Pirate and Princess Dress-up Day - 9am to 3.30pm, Thurlstone Primary School. We are inviting the children to dress up as a pirate or a princess £1.00 donation all funds to the above charities - thank you Mrs Gibbins and staff for your support. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.15pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. Walk-in possible but they prefer appointments. Tea and biscuits provided. For more information, call 0300 123 23 23 or see Blood.
  ,,   ,, Musical Concert - 7pm, Green Moor Church. Tickets: Adults £5, Under 16s £3, available from these mobile numbers: Doris 07960 306 539, Grace 07443 601 388 or David 07900 440 466. The programme is a mixture of skiffle, folk, blues, rock & roll and bluegrass, performed by the Gastric Band and Lorna Cooper singing mostly folk. Proceeds go to the Rywanyana Village School in Uganda. From poster.
Sat - Fri
7th to 13th
'The Senses' (Exhibition) - Penistone Church. Free admission to this week-long event and all are welcome. The 8th Creative Exhibition from people with dementia problems showcases their talents and helps share their experiences in life. Other exhibitions are being held in Barnsley at the same time. A sister exhibition will be held in Detroit, USA, in June. See Penistone Church, (FB), Event FB. From poster.
Sat 7th Charity Activity Day - From 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Launching Thurlstone's charity week with a balloon send-off (bio-degradable balloons), Stalls, Coffee Morning (Tea if you're British) and Tombola. Also 'The Great Thurlstone Bake-off' (participants need to arrive at 9.30am). Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine and poster.
  ,,   ,, Eighties Night - Doors open 6.45pm, DJ to midnight, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ (on the road from Upper Denby to Dunkirk, rhs). Tickets £10. Optional fancy dress. Its time to dust off the leg warmers (again!) and enjoy the sounds of the 80s from Sheffield's AK47 (FB) tribute band and our 80s DJ. Email enquiries@denroydfarm.co.uk or call 07917 582 451. Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tapas Evening with Live Music - From 7pm, Generations Cafe, St Mary's Street. £25 each with a £10 non-refundable deposit when booking. This will have a set menu with 'three cold and hot Tapas dishes'. For bookings and further information, call 76 1583. Gen Cafe (also on Facebook). This item from poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Choirs in Harmony' - Starts 7.30pm, St Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe. Tickets £7 from choir members or Richard Oldroyd, call (mob) 07771 741 875. This is an evening of song with Skelmanthorpe MVC and Penistone Ladies' Choir. From poster.
Sun 8th  Messy Church - 10am to 11.30am, Penistone Church. The huge banner says: Crafts, Activities, Songs, Food, Games and Stories, so it will be very family-friendly. All welcome. See Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Pool and Darts Tournament - From 1pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. This is a fund-raiser organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. The Crystal Palace says: 'Come on all you pool and darts sharks!! (Amateurs only please!!) Help us raise funds for Barnsley hospice and Marie Curie cancer care £5.00 to enter each tournament the winner will receive a trophy and half the takings from the funds raised from each tournament. Huge thanks to JulieDelaney Now-Riggett and Keith Riggett for holding this event.'
  ,,   ,, Spring Garden and Craft Fayre - Wortley Hall. Free admission. WH.
  ,,   ,, Kate Rusby in Concert - Opens 4pm for 5pm start, Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Tickets £24.50 by website (with 10% surcharge, sorry, booking fee) to collect at the Box Office or to arrive by post (extra £1.50 p&p). To pay at the Box Office (Bar), go around the back of The Picturedrome any evening from 6.30pm to purchase from bar staff. Email to check availability: info@picturedrome.net. You may also order by cheque (another £2 surcharge) using snailmail. See the Ticket page for more information.
  ,,   ,, Spring Brass Band Concert - 6.30pm for 7pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. Tickets £10 on sale from March, obtainable from Hade Edge Band members or by calling 01484 680 400. This is a fund-raising event and includes a supper. Hade Edge Brass Band and The Carding Shed.
Tues 10th Debbie Askew (Spiritualist Medium) - Opens 7pm for 8pm readings, Rafters Bar, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £11, includes a light supper (around 9pm) of either homemade meat & potato pie with peas or jacket potato with a choice of filling. Orders for food will be taken on the night, so please do not rely on the medium knowing in advance what you need. This is likely to sell out quickly so booking is essential, call 01226 76 3259. Wag & Ho.
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night - Evening, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. This is a fund-raiser organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. From poster.
Weds 11th 'An Evening of Brass' - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £5.00 adults, £2.50 children. Thurlstone Brass Band and Thurlstone Training Band will be performing for your enjoyment. This is a fund-raiser organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. From poster.
Thurs to Sat
12th to 14th
Three One-act Plays - Hepworth Village Hall. Tickets £6 from Ruth Brook on 01484 686 557. These are three performances by the Hepworth Players: 'Coffee Break' by David Tristram, 'Alright on the Night' by Robin Wilson and 'Strictly Sex Factor' by David Tristram.
Sun to Sun
12th to 15th
HM Queen's 90th Birthday Party - National Event in Windsor Castle. This will be a big event and there are likely to be many HMQ90 events throughout the country during May and June, with such as parades, village galas and street parties. The Queen is throwing a huge party 10th June for more than 10,000 people there will be a celebration event lasting 90 minutes to watch on TV. A service of thanksgiving attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be held at St Paul’s cathedral on Friday, 10th June 2016 and the following day the trooping the colour ceremony, also known as the Queen’s birthday parade, will be staged in Horse Guards Parade, with the street party in the Mall held on Sunday 12th June. See HMQ90.
Thurs 12th Coffee Morning - 9am to 11am, Thurlstone School. This tags on to the toddler's group and has been organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. From poster
  ,,   ,, Live Bluegrass Music with 'Aprille and the Shower' - 7pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. The Huntsman - FB - Tel. 76 4892 for more information.
Fri 13th Charity Golf Match (Sold out) - Thurlstone somewhere!
This is a fund-raiser organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB) in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
  ,,   ,, Sabre (Local 1960s Rock Band) and Natalie B - 7.30pm to Midnight, Thurlstone Primary School. Tickets £10.00 each (Over-18's only please). Also a licensed bar, buffet and charity auction. This gig is likely to be popular as the final fund-raising event of the week. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (FB), in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. From poster.
Sat 14th Penistone NDP Roadshow - 9am to Noon, Penistone Market Barn. Come along and meet the Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (PNDP) Team Leaders and find out what the PNDP is all about, how you can help and what you need to look out for in the coming months. Details on Pen NDP and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Spring Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road (same road as Police Station). Admission 50p. Tea or Coffee and Cake, £1. In aid of CAFOD and Christian Aid. From poster.
  ,,   ,, HPS AGM - 2pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This is the Huddersfield, Penistone, Sheffield Rail Users' Association. Guest speaker is Carolyn Watson, Head of External Relations, Arriva Rail North - the new northern franchise. From poster.
Sun 15th Whitsuntide (Pentecost Sunday). See C of E Calendar. It used to be a big parade fifty years ago.
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Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Charity Boundary Walk (8/16 mile) - 9am, Cubley Hall (start and finish in the car park). £5 minimum donation for entry to a sponsored walk raising funds for Woodhead Mountain Rescue this year. The full walk (well-trodden and marked) is 16 Miles, or you can take a cut-down 8 Miles, which is still plenty. Register on the day at Cubley Hall or Email: penistoneboundarywalk@gmail.com.
See Visit Penistone for the map. Take a look at PFR for another view of the map.
Also see Penistone Boundary Walk (Facebook). From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Lamfest' Radio Rally - 10am, Elsecar heritage Centre, Elsecar, S74 8HJ. Admission £2, donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Items for the radio and electronics enthusiast, such as: books, aerials, CB rigs, radio transceivers, components, valves, equipment stalls, some family stuff and more. This popular event is close to the Heritage Railway and a variety of shop units. Organised by LAM Communications (Facebook) of Hoyland Common. For info or traders, call 01226 361 700.
  ,,   ,, Wharncliffe Nature Reserve Walk - 11am to about 3pm, River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981. An opportunity to join some of the trustees on a casual walk around the nature reserve, observing and discussing aspects of the site. There should be lots of interesting wildlife to observe too. Please bring your own lunch and sturdy boots. See Wharncliffe Heathland Trust.
  ,,   ,, Sailing Open Day - Noon to 4pm, Winscar Reservoir (access from the Dunford side). Free admission and easy parking. Let a friendly sailor take you for a spin in a sailing boat. Bring a change of clothes and old, soft shoes, as you could get wet. Safety equipment provided. Refreshments available. From poster.
Mon 16th Whit Monday (the Monday following Pentecost Sunday). It was originally the date of the Bank Holiday but it became diminished when that changed to the last Monday of May. Pentecost Sunday is also called Whitsuntide and it was a big day for Church and Chapel Parades (who all joined in), which nearly everybody took part in, churchgoers or not. At its peak, Penistone's Whitsun Parade might go from Millhouse Green to Penistone. See the Local Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council AGM - 7pm start (Councillors arrive early for photographs), Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building. The first full council meeting following the Annual Assembly and Cllr Paul Hand-Davis becomes Penistone Mayor for the year, in time for Penistone Mayor's Parade in June (see below). Watch them scramble for plum positions on sub-committees. One plum position is 'Procrastinator of Public Toilets' (now in its 5th year). Representatives of various Boards are also determined at this meeting. Pen TC.
Weds 18th

Penistone coat of arms
Railway Station Tidy-up - 10am to 4.30pm, Meet at Penistone Railway Station. This is a tidy-up of land immediately behind Penistone Station, between the buildings and the Trans Pennine Trail. You can park in the Paramount car park or (my suggestion) Church View Road. A message from the Trans-Pennine Trail Volunteers:
'All hands are needed for this exciting project. We'll be working with the 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' and other community organisations and members of public. The project will make a huge improvement to this section of the Trail, creating lots of light and providing good views of the old station buildings. The aim is to remove the self-set trees which cast shade over the whole area, including the Trail, and allow wild flowers to flourish. Everybody is welcome; there are tasks to suit all levels of interest, muscle and skill. You're also very welcome to pop along if you've just an hour or two to spare.'
Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn, sturdy footwear and gloves - waterproof if it's wet - to protect your hands. Bring: Waterproofs, sun cream and a packed lunch; we will provide tea, coffee, fruit juice, and biscuits in the morning and afternoon. We do have tools and equipment but you're welcome to bring your own (in good condition) if you prefer. See FAQs on the T-P Tv site. Also Facebook and Twitter.

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A poster refers to Volunteer Clean-up Days - but 9.30am to 2pm, Weds 18th May and Tues 21st June, near Penistone Railway Station, which is the same as the above. The Countryside Rangers (hopefully not clad in lycra), 'VAB', Penistone Clean and Tidy Team and the Trans-Pennine Trail Volunteers are all coming together to tidy up the area adjacent to the old Woodhead Line railway platform. Anyone can join in, but wear strong gloves and suitable outdoor clothing. You will need some gardening implements and perhaps a packed lunch. The poster says that hot drinks will be available (bring mug).
  ,,   ,, The Trade of Tricks (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation about magic by Albert Smith. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Thurs - Sun
19th to 22nd
'The Great Gnawthern Beer Festival' - Rat and Ratchet, 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB. Free admission.
The Rat's Beer Festivals are legendary, with a wide range of Real Ales (including their own), Real Ciders and Perries. The pub is itself a micro-brewery, owned by Ossett Brewery. Evening parking is available on the street across the road ('pay and display' in daytime). Thursday night has 'The Great Gnawthern Pub Quiz' (win a gallon of ale) then evening live music, Friday to Sunday. Please note that the last train from Hudds to Penistone is 10.18pm Weekdays, Saturday and only 7.19pm Sunday. Plan for a long walk of at least 20 minutes to the station or call a taxi. There are no suitable buses to Penistone. For more information, call 01484 542 400. From poster.
Thurs 19th 'Walk to Run' - 6.30pm, Trans-Pennine Trail, behind Tesco. The poster does not give much information but says: 'Aim to go 0 to 5km in 10 weeks', so this must be the first of a series of walks. 'T-shirts to those who complete it.' For more info, call Jane on (mob.) 07815 013 959.
Fri to Sun
20th to 22nd
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Tickets online or from Shepley Newsagents. Adult tickets in the range of £35 to £90. Not cheap but it is a big event, with too many performers to list here and lots of folksy music, dancers and beards. Festival Beer Tent with a wide range of Real Ale. Also a Children's Festival, including unicycles, Punch & Judy and Peppa Pig's brother George. And a Baa Baa Bazaar, which is a range of knitting and wool stalls. Catch a train from Penistone but the last one back from Shepley is: Weekdays 10.36pm, Sat 10.18pm, Sun 7.37pm, and there no suitable service buses but the event has a free double-decker shuttle bus to call at the festival site, The Sovereign, Cliffe House, Shepley Railway Station, the Black Bull and the Farmer’s Boy. There will be parking and accommodation and a campsite for tents and caravans. See Shepley Spring Festival and Facebook.
Sat - Fri
21st to 27th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Mostly in the Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Now in its seventh year and a good idea for Penistone to copy - hint, hint! Another packed week of screenings and film-based events for people who love this medium. Continuing the Northern theme with more than 70 films in the week, including some from local film-makers and such as: 'Ten Pound and Ten Shillings Would Have Sufficed: The Holmfirth Flood of 1852' and 'Addicted to Sheep'. Holmfirth is about 5 miles away, has good parking and a regular bus service to Penistone. See Holmfirth Film Festival and Holmfirth Events.
Sat 21st Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. Cake stall and raffle. This is for Christian Aid as part of the Christian Aid week of 15th to 21st May. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Legup Show Jumping Event - 10am to 4.30pm, Myrefield Allweather Arena, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green, S36 9NN. Parking and Warm-up is on Grass but if it is poor weather or the ground is too wet this event would be postponed. Seeing as nobody but an equestrian can make any sense of the information, please visit the Legup site for more.
  ,,   ,, Jubilee Singers and Penistone Children's Choir Concert - 7pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £5 each. Pay on the door or tickets from Iris on 01226 286 086 or Ann on 76 4281. This is a concert by the Jubilee Singers and Penistone Children's Choir. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine (giving plenty of notice) and a later poster. Everyone welcome. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'A Yorkshire Mixture' (Choral evening) - 7pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Admission £5. A concert of Ladies' Choir Manhattan and New Mill MVC for 'An all-emcompassing evening'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Spring Choral Concert - 7pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Tickets: Adults £5, Students £3, on the door or by calling Kath on 01226 370 332. This is a concert by Thurgoland Community Choir, with Musical Director Dan Timmins. Guest artistes are Hillary Osbourne (singer), Lizzie Heyes (violin) and Martin Thiselton as accompanist. From poster in Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Honley MVC in Concert - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. Tickets £8 from the Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. Guest organist will be Kevin Grunhill. Honley MVC.
  ,,   ,, 'A Day’s Work' (Folk Opera) - 7.30 to 9.30pm, St. Paul’s Church, Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AE. Tickets £10 in advance by calling 01484 604 704. Performed by Mick Ryan, Paul Downes, Pete Morton, Greg Russell, Ciaran Algar, Matt Quinn and Heather Bradford. Mick Ryan’s folk opera A Day’s Work was first performed in 1995 and has been re-written and re-recorded to mark the centenary of the Great War. The work tells the tale of a group of farm labourers, members of a ’mummers team’ who join up (or refuse to) and end up meeting their fate at the Battle of the Somme. This performance is regarded as part of the Shepley Festival but ticketed separately. See Shepley Village.
  ,,   ,, Crazy Heart - 8pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Advance tickets £7, or £8 on the door. Tickets cannot be purchased from The Waggon as this event is organised by the band themselves but can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/morriswatson. Crazy Heart is a local folk band featuring the notable Penistone folkmeister, Chris MacShane. From email.
Sun 22nd Dawn Chorus Walk - 4.30am (yes, that's 'am'!) to finish about 8.30am, River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981. Join Andrew Hill and friends on an early morning stroll in the woods and on the heath. As well as the common birds we have a good chance of hearing and maybe seeing Wood Warbler, Redstart, Cuckoo, Spotted and Pied Flycatcher. Andrew will identify the birds and describe the distinguishing features of their song and plumage. Please wear suitable clothing (it can be cold in the early morning in May) and wear sturdy footwear. See Wharncliffe Heathland Trust.
  ,,   ,, Blooming Brilliant Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Cannon Hall Museum, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free entry to Hall. More then fifty craft stalls, face painting, 'The Bubble Magician', vintage pop-up tearoom and outdoor fun activities. From poster.
  ,,   ,, May Dressage Event - 10am to 5pm, Bromley Farm unless it is poor weather, when it will be on Lee Lane, Millhouse Green. Please visit the Legup site for more information.
Tues 24thPoppy Appeal RBL Battle of Jutland Commemoration - Tuesday 24th May, Congregate from 10.30am, Penistone War Memorial, Penistone Church. A wreath will be laid on the Commemorative Centenary of the Sea Battle of Jutland by former Penistone Mayor, Cllr Jonathan Cutts, as a mark of respect for the largest battle at sea between Great Britain and Germany, in Jutland (or Skagerrak), a strait between Norway and Sweden in the North Sea. This led to the loss of more than 6,000 British lives but kept the Imperial German Navy blockaded in port. Control of the seas was important for supplies to Great Britain while denying supplies to Germany.
Read the First Sea Lord's remarks at HMG. See also the Somme Centenary Event on Friday 1st July.
Weds 25th Wedding Open Evening - Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB. Website says: 'We will be hosting a Wedding Open Evening to welcome couples who are looking for a venue for their special day. Its an ideal chance to meet the wedding team and tour the house and gardens. No appointments needed.' See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Whitsuntide Walk - 10.15 am to noon, All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4HQ.
Thurs 26th 'Singing 4 Fun' - 10.30am to 11.30am, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Open to anyone who would like to do a bit of singing. refreshments follow. Anyone interested, call Judith on 01142 830 083. From 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Grinah (Live band) - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Predominantly Irish music. The Huntsman (FB) Info, Tel. 76 4892.
Fri 27th England versus Australia (Football) - 7.45pm, On UK Television.
Fri - Sun
27th to 29th
Pinder's Circus - 4.30pm & 7pm Friday; 2pm & 5pm Saturday; 2pm Sunday, Showground. Doors open 30mins before show. Tickets: Adult £12 and Child £10. All Friday seats are £4.99 (no discount). Local shops and the Co-op have £4-off vouchers for all shows except Friday. For more info, call: 07578 083 755. Pinders
Sat - Mon
28th to 30th
'Bloomon' Eck' Bank Holiday Weekend - Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Arts and crafts stalls, with music. Free craft activities for children. Stalls invited. See Olive Made and Yummy Yorkshire.
Sat 28th UEFA Cup Final (Football) - 7.45pm, On Television.
Sun 29th Antique and Collector's Fair - 9.30am to 3.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission 80p. Refreshments available. For more details, call 01226 383 294 or (mob) 07946 513 061. From Barnsley Chronicle website.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - Gates open 10.30am, Hade Edge Football Ground. Not far from the Foxhouse pub near Carlecotes. Head towards Holmfirth and you will soon find it. Free admission and refreshments are available. For Vendors: Cars £8; Vans and trailers £8, booking advisable, call 01484 684 924. From Barnsley Chronicle website.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Gala - 1pm to late, The Rag (aka The Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. £5 Advance tickets, £7 on the day, under 3s free. Ticket includes free food: barbecue, chilli & curry (with jackets, rice and various fillings). Attractions include: Bouncy castle, pet show, steam engines, live music, DJ, vintage tractors, folk dancing, face painting and childrens' entertainment. For more information, call 76 3125. Fountain Inn. From poster.
Mon 30th BH Late May Bank Holiday - Falls on the last Monday of May. In the good old days it landed on Whit Monday.
  ,,   ,, School Holiday - Officially 30th May to 3rd June. Last day at school is Friday 27th May, to return Monday 6th June. See BMBC School Dates.
Tues 31st Fund-raising Evening - 6.30pm, Pendon House. Auction (7.30pm), raffle, tombola, tea, coffee and cakes. Natalie Jones is to do a sponsored bicycle ride in October from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas in the USA, raising funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. She has attracted donations from most Penistone Town Centre businesses,from Cannon Hall Farm and Yorkshire Cricket Club. Natalie is hoping for more sponsors to come forward. From poster.

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June      Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Two milestone Royal Birthdays are being celebrated this month. The main Penistone event, Penistone Parade Weekend, has a Folk Festival, Rock show, Comedy Show, Penistone Mayor's Parade and Penistone Gala. The Parade theme is Roald Dhal's books.
Weds 1st 'Potters, Miners and WWI Drivers' (History Group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by John Nixon and his sister Barbara. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fashion Show - 7pm to 9pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Tickets £4.50 on the door or £4 by calling (mob) 07788 758 238 or (mob) 07834 997 422. The show is from Red frog Fashions, selling ex-chain store clothes from leading brands and overstocked items from European retailers, for all seasons, shapes and sizes. This is in aid of Marie Curie Care. From poster.
Fri 3rd Crazy Heart (Local Folk Group) - Evening, Penistone British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sat 4th The Stereosonics - Doors open at 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Denby. Tickets £10 available from Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone, The George Inn, Upper Denby or by calling 07917 582 451. Website is still stuck in 2015: Denroyd Farm. From poster.
Sun 5th Dairy Farm Open Day and Pennine Tractor Road Run - Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Near Ingbirchworth. This is a farm Open day to show people how the dairy farm runs. Around 80 to 100 tractors take part on a 25-mile circular route which varies each year. There will be a rest break around midday at the Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone. There will be food and family attractions on the field. This run has been going more than ten years and raised thousands of pounds for charity. Originally organised by Triford Motors, from 2015 is organised by Yummy Yorkshire. See Facebook Event. and Yummy Yorkshire on Facebook. This year's road run is in aid of the blood cancer charity Bloodwise.
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Yorkshire Bike Races - Times below, HQ at Penistone Grammar School (PGS), Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX.
All races start from PGS, to enter a circular route. From PGS, turn right and take the first right to the top road; turn right, plod on for a bit, then first left on to Renald Lane. This is a country lane to Cawthorne with at least two dodgy blind bends and insane F1 drivers who try to run you down. Turn left on to the A635 (Naylor's Pipes on your right). The next stretch up to 'Dunkirk' has a lot of blind bends and possible hazards, such as tractors, more F1 drivers and horse-riders, whom you must not frighten. At the Dunkirk pub (on the right), turn left to go through Upper Denby. Ignore a right fork in the road and observe the rural tarmac. Around now you will wish you had mudguards fitted. You are heading towards the busy A629 T-junction at Ingbirchworth, where you will turn left. After half a mile you will pass your earlier skidmarks and the world will again look familiar. First turn left again at Renald Lane, etc.

  • 9.30am, Master's Race. Six laps = about 50 miles. Podium Presentation at 11.40am,
  • 9.35am, Women’s Race. Five laps = about 42 miles. Podium Presentation at 11.45am,
  • 1.15pm, Elite Men’s Race. Ten laps = about 84 miles. Podium Presentation for survivors at 5.10pm.
The Poster (pdf) says: 'Come along and watch professional riders fresh from the Tour de Yorkshire, and see the next generation of emerging talent.' Volunteers needed, email: arb82@mac.com. See British Cycling Yorkshire.
  ,,   ,, LegUp Equestrian Summer Sash Show - 10am to 5pm, Showground, Penistone, S36 6DT. As usual, the details are beyond mere mortals. Equestrains ought to visit the Legup website for what might make sense to them,. Unless it is all knitting patterns. It is sponsored LB Equine Dentistry, and you can have that from the horse's mouth.
  ,,   ,, Summer Fayre - 11am to 1.30pm, Denby First School, Upper Denby. A wonderfully illustrated poster has these words: Plants, Games, Raffle, Great Grub, Facepaint and Tattoos (wot?), Bouncy Castle, Penalty Shoot-out (love the sketch of people playing!), Gifts, Craft Stalls, Ice Cream Factory, Tea and Cake. Illustrations of plants, buns, bunting and a teapot complete the picture.
Mon 6th Back to School (End of School Holiday) - Officially 30th May to 3rd June. Last day at school is Friday 27th May, to return on Monday 6th June. See BMBC School Dates.
Tues 7th Quiz Night - 8.30pm to 10.30pm, Butcher's Arms, Hepworth Village. £1 each, in aid of 'Friends of Hepworth School'. From 'Holme Valley Review' free paper, available in Tesco.
Fri - Sun
10th to 12th
The Royal Birthday Weekend. Celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's actual birthday is 21st April but her 'Official Birthday', on a variable date in June, is from a tradition started by George II in 1748 whose own birthday in November was often blighted by poor weather. Raise a glass to cheer Her Majesty.
  • Service of Thanksgiving - Friday 10th morning in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
  • Trooping the Colour - Saturday 11th 10.30am, on BBC TV.
  • 'Queen and Country' - Saturday 11th, 2pm to 4pm, Cannon Hall Park (near the car park), Cawthorne. A free concert of patriotic music performed by Cawthorne Brass Band. Free but with an optional collection for the band and Barnsley Hospital Tiny Hearts Appeal. Everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic and a fold-up seat.
  • The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations - Saturday 11th afternoon, by Cawthorne Cricket Ground. The crowning of the Village Queen and a Fancy Dress Parade, followed by a nice big bonfire from 6pm onwards, with refreshments, a BBQ, teas, etc. See Cawthorne.
  • The Patron's Lunch - Sunday 12th, This is the climax of the celebrations, when 10,000 guests will eat a picnic lunch in the Mall, London, while being entertained by street performers and circus acts.
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Penistone Mayor's Parade and Gala Weekend. Penistone is ignoring all this Royal Birthday nonsense, "Bah humbug!" Parade theme is Roald Dahl's books.

  • Friday 10th June, Opens 7.30pm, Comedy in a Tent, Showground,
  • Saturday 11th, 1pm to 4.30pm, A free Folk Festival, Showground,
  • Saturday 11th Opens 7.30pm, A Britpop Rock Concert, Showground (Over 18s only),
  • Sunday 12th June, 9.30am, unveiling of sculpture near Tesco, by Penistone Mayor.
  • Sunday 12th June: Starts Noon, Penistone Mayor's Parade
  • Sunday 12th: Penistone Gala on the Showground follows on from the Parade.
Come along and cheer the clubs, societies, schools and charities in the big Parade. See the Penistone Gala website.
Thurs 9th Spring Concert - 7.30pm, Hade Edge Band Room, Hade Edge. Admission price not given. Only a few miles from Penistone and nearer from Thurlstone. The concert features the Hade Edge 'B' Band and the Senior Band. Refreshments available. Come and join us and be entertained. Hade Edge Band.
Fri 10th Prince Philip's 95th Birthday. Prince Philip was born Prince of Greece and Denmark in Corfu, Friday 10th June 1921, the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He is the oldest living great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria and is in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 countries. He married Princess Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947 and during that year was given the title of His Royal Highness, and created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich.
  ,,   ,, Angry Birds ('U' Film) - 4.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Also on Sunday 12th. Only released on 13th May this year. Film lasts an hour and a half. Get out the rubber bands and enjoy. See Penistone Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Jumble Sale - 6.30pm, Methodist Church, Denby Dale. In aid of an ethical trip to Peru by Shelley College students. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Comedy in a Tent - Evening, Penistone Showground Marquee, S36 6DW. £12 advance tickets from local shops, the Paramount or online, over 18s only please. MC Toby Foster will present his guests: Richard Massara, Andrew Bird and Johnny Awsum. This event is part of Penistone Parade Weekend. More details about the guest comedians on Penistone Gala website.
Sat 11th Honley Show - The Showground, Moor Lane, Farnley Tyas, Nr Hudds, HD4 8UW. Admission: Adult £8, Child £4, tickets available in Honley and Holmfirth shops. New for this year: the Stannage International Stunt Team (10.30am and 2.45pm) and Axe Throwing (12.15pm and 4pm). Vintage tractors, Springers Dog Club, animals, handicrafts, trade stands, bungee trampolines, refreshments and heaps of family fun, as a sort of practice do for Penistone Show in September. Honley Show.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Folk Festival - 1pm to 4.30pm, Penistone Showground Marquee, S36 6DW. Free admission. Bar available. Barnsley's Frumptarn Guggenband (website) is leading the event, with support from: 'Lana and the Lions', James Millner, Megan Roome and the Ukulele Woman. This event is part of Penistone Parade Weekend. Penistone Gala.
  ,,   ,, 'Queen and Country' Celebrating the Royal Birthdays (Free Band Concert) - 2pm to 4pm, Cannon Hall Park (near the car park), Cawthorne. A free concert of patriotic music to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, performed by Cawthorne Brass Band but largely ignored in Penistone. Free but with an optional collection for the band and Barnsley Hospital Tiny Hearts Appeal. Everyone welcome. Bring a picnic and a fold-up seat. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations - Afternoon, by Cawthorne Cricket Ground. The crowning of the Village Queen and a Fancy Dress Parade (organised by the Church). A nice big bonfire from 6pm onwards, with refreshments, a BBQ, teas, etc. See Cawthorne.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Gala Rock night - 7.30pm to midnight, Penistone Showground Marquee, S36 6DW. Tickets: £8 advance from local shops, the Paramount or online, £10 on the door, over 18s only please. First 100 online tickets are £5 each. Top billing goes to Area 9, supported by local band Midnight Sun and rising star Toby Burton, who is only 18 but has done well. Real Ale Bar and food available. Part of Penistone Parade Weekend. See Penistone Gala.
Sun 12th

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Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road near the cop shop.This event is always a good one and well supported by our community. The route is along Market/High Street, Clarel Street, Bluebell Ave, Park Ave, back along High/Market Street to St Mary's Street roundabout and the Showground for judging. Parade led by Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, gleefully waving to the milling throng. Floats from schools, societies and businesses, Mountain Rescue people, majorettes, thespian groups and an odd-looking camel. Penistone's Fire Engine will rouse and douse the cheering mob with water-sprays and handfuls of sweets. The tail-end will have vintage and classic cars, to be exhibited on the Showground.
As nobody has noticed the Queen's 90th Birthday being celebrated throughout the country, the Parade Theme celebrates 100 years of ‘Roald Dahl’, the much-loved British author. Postscript - Cafe Creme won the shop window display prize.
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Penistone Gala - Starts at Noon, Penistone Showground, aka 'Penistone QEII Recreation Field', S36 6DW, behind the Tesco. Admission £3.50 adults, under 16s free. These are the main main attractions: Hawks of Steele birds of prey display, Escafeld Mediæval Society, Dingle Fingle slapstick clown, Saddleworth Donkey and Llama Sanctuary donkey rides, and Branching Out Dancing. Also: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, B & J Craft Company (Facebook), Nora's Kitchen (bags, oven gloves, etc.), Penistone Ladies' Circle, Penistone Girl Guides, Sporting Penistone's coconut shy (Facebook), Hacking Hill farm foods, The Little Badger Cider Company (Facebook), Punch & Judy, Face-Painting, Bouncy Castles, Balloon Modelling, Climbing Wall, Dog Show and Orienteering. Refreshments, Real Ale bar, food vendors, ice cream and toilets available. Pick up a Gala booklet in Penistone Post Office.
NB. The 'Town Centre Car Park' is owned by Barnsley Council but Tesco will turn away anyone they think is not going to spend money in their store. Town Centre parking will be impossible but there will be spaces near Julie's Cafe (leave room for customers) by the Trans-Pennine Trail, off St Mary's St. Also some on-street parking a few minutes walk away, such as Wentworth Road and Church View Road. Park pretty. Some shops, Cafe Creme, the Antique Shop and the Penistone Archive will be open on Sunday. See the Penistone Gala.
  ,,   ,, Angry Birds ('U' Film) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. The second showing at Penistone. Only released on 13th May this year. Just in time for the kids to enjoy Penistone Parade, then scuttle down to the Paramount. Get out the rubber bands and enjoy, for just over an hour and a half. See Penistone Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, The Summer Fayre - Times not given, Upper Denby. No details except that Shepley Band will be playing. The advertising department is in need of down-sizing.
  ,,   ,, 'RPR' Concert - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £10, call 01484 606 230. Cheques to J Bedford, posted with sae to: 10 Park Head, Birdsedge, Huddersfield, HD8 8XW. NB. RPR stands for 'Ritchie Parish Ritchie' and they are 'UnTangled' again. Previously featuring in the popular folk band Tanglefoot, which disbanded in 2009, and have performed before in Birdsedge. Bar and refreshments available. See Birdsedge Village Hall and Birdsedge.
Weds 15th The Barnsley Memorial Project (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Linda Hutton, Project Manager for the Barnsley War Memorial Project which intends to produce a roll of honour for those who perished in the Great War. (Penistone British Legion already has one for our own area). Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Fri - Sat
17th & 18th
'Sunshine on Penistone - A June Extravaganza' - 7.15pm both nights and a 2.15pm Saturday matinee, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Spring Vale. Admission, £7, (£5 concessions) includes refreshments, call Lynn on 76 4931. An extravaganza of music, poetry and more, organised by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. See Facebook. From a very bright poster.
Fri to Sun
17th to 19th
Harden Moss Sheep Dog Trials. No details. They are probably all innocent. Shat Prospect Band will play on the 19th. See Facebook.
From 'Holme Valley Review' free paper.
Fri to Thurs
17th to 23rd
Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG Film) - 7.30pm and 2pm matinees on Sunday and Wednesday, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Run time of nearly two hours, so you might need to take a few matches. See the fading star Johnny Depp with Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter, in Disney's latest crank of the handle, squeezing more juice from this classic story. Described as 'A spectacular new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters...' Depp looked like a zombie on the Graham Norton Show. See Penistone Paramount Theatre, Call Box Office on 76 7532.
Fri to Sun
17th to 26th
Holmfirth Arts Festival - Around Holmfirth. Eleven days of music, art, comedy, theatre, literature and inspiring things to do. Lots of beards and artistic people in gentrified Holmfirth but they are very good at organising events too.
Fri 17th 'Peter Pan' (Open Air Theatre in the Gardens) - Opens 5pm for 6.30pm start, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Tickets: £14 Adult, £10 Child (5 to 16yrs). Under 5yrs free. Family ticket of two Adults and two Children, £42. For tickets call 01142 882 100 or online (extra charge). This is a first time for Wortley Hall, with a performance of the magical 'Peter Pan' by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Watch this magical performance whilst seated in the beautiful surroundings of the Hall's grounds. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Kevin Curtin (Singer) - 7pm to late, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Admission £15 per person, includes a glass of prosecco or house wine and an antipasti or vegetarian platter. £5 non-returnable deposit on booking, call 76 1583. The poster says that KC sings in a motown, soul and 'funkclassic' style. Generations Café - Facebook
Sat to Sun
18th to 26th
The Fourth EPIP Walking Festival. - A free programme of walks to suit all abilities, aimed at celebrating the outstanding natural environment in our area and slightly beyond. These events are free unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended but not required unless otherwise stated (usually for food or refreshments) but it is helpful for leaders to know how many people might attend. See each date entry for details.
  • Sat 18th - 1.45pm, The Pen Den Trail (5 Miles). Penistone Station to Denby Dale. Return by train. Pen Den Trail (pdf).
  • Sun 19th - 10.30am, The Dearne Way. Scissett to Bretton.
  • Mon 20th - 7.30pm, 'Hysterical History and Proper Gossip'. The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas.
  • Tues 21st - 10.30am, Stocksbridge Circular Walk.
  • Tues 21st - 6.30pm, Lower Cumberworth Circular Walk. Meet at The Forester's Arms.
  • Weds 22nd - 6.45pm, High Flatts Circular History Trail. Meet at the end of Windmill Lane.
  • Thurs 23rd - 6.45pm, Upper Denby Circular Heritage Trail. Meet at The George.
  • Fri 24th - 5.30pm, Molly Mangle's Meander. Stocksmoor Railway Station for a circular walk.
  • Sat 25th - 2pm, Upper Cumberworth Circular Walk. Meet at The Star.
  • Sun 26th - Noon, Pie and Pea Circular Walk. Meet at the George, Upper Denby.
Sensible clothing and footwear are recommended and you might like to carry water and snacks and any necessary medication. Children and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome where stated. Mobile phone signals might not be available in some areas. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership, based in Penistone. For general information about EPIP events, call 763201 in working hours. Note that the EPIP website might be down.
 Sat 18th The Pen Den Trail (5 Mile Walk) - 1.45pm, Car Park, Penistone Railway Station. Return by train (see timetable).
Call Paul Clarke on 07827 665 495 or 01484 861 499 (Booking optional).
This is a varied and scenic walk from Penistone Railway Station to Denby Dale Railway Station via the Trans-Pennine Trail, with only a small amount of road walking. This is a published walk, devised by the leader. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Cafes and pubs in Denby Dale and Penistone will usually have toilets for customers but not near either station and there are no public toilets. Very well-behaved dogs are allowed at the owners' risk, if on short leads and closely controlled. Leaflets for the Pen Den Trail (pdf) and other walks are available in Penistone Church, Penistone Library and the Charity Shop in Springfield Mill, Denby Dale. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership. See also Denby Dale Walkers.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert and 'Queen Tea' - 2pm to 4pm, Shelley Village Hall, Huddersfield Road, Shelley. Tickets £8 from Unravel Haberdashery, 355 Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, McCall's, Westerly Way, Shelley or by calling 01484 862 764 or (mob) 07921 925 714. This is a concert by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir. The 'Queen Tea' is sandwiches, cream scones and cakes. Presumably tea/coffee too. Proceeds go to the Forget-me-not Trust'. From poster.
Sun 19th Father's Day. Get the cigars and whisky ready. Father's Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. UK Dates.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Sheffield Road, Victoria, HD9 7TP. NB. Nowhere near Dunford. After Lee Lane from Millhouse Green, turn right and follow the road through Crowedge. A bit further and it is on your right near the old (closed) Victoria pub. Free admission but a voluntary contribution would be appreciated. Refreshments available. Vendors pay £5, call 76 2533.
  ,,   ,, The Dearne Way (4 mile walk, Scissett to Bretton) - 10.30am, Scissett Baths, Wakefield Road. Meet at the car park entrance behind Scissett Baths. Contact Mike Mortimer on 01484 861 216. Booking optional but desirable to assess numbers. Free, other than transport. A varied and interesting walk along the infant River Dearne, culminating in the beautiful grounds of Bretton Hall with its nationally famous sculpture park. A leisurely walk almost entirely on the flat (one short uphill section of about 200m) and predominantly on pleasant footpaths. The A636 and one minor road have to be crossed. The walk is expected to take about two to two and a half hours. On-street parking is available behind Scissett Baths. Finish at the Bretton Country Park Car Park (pay and display), adjacent to the A637 just North of Haigh and M1 junction 38. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Stocksbridge Circular Walk (7 miles, about 3½ hours) - Meet 10.30am by the Stocks at Bolsterstone Church. Contact: Dave Pickersgill on 07795 644 899. (Free walk, no booking required).
Mostly on well-defined paths with the occasional stile and some rough ground which is steep in sections. Some paths are muddy. There is one steep ascent. An undulating walk which will visit the Trig Point, with extensive views to the Peak District. Then a descent to circumnavigate two reservoirs in the Ewden Valley. Return via the Wantley Dragon and the (supposed) grave of a Saxon King, Walders Low. (SL bus from Middlewood Tram Stop to Stone Moor Road, then ½ mile walk). No public toilets en-route. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
  ,,   ,, 'Parky Run' - Times not given!, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. This is a fund-raising run for all the family, with a special appearance by TV personality and Cudworth lad, Michael Parkinson. There are three events: Adult 5 kilometre run (16+ yrs, £15), Junior 5 kilometre run (10 to 15yrs, £10), Junior 2 kilometre run (2 to 15yrs, £7) and a £40 family package to book on-line. Registration on-line or forms are avavilable from Cannon Hall, please specify your T-shirt size on application.
For some strange reason, neither the flyer nor the website shows the start times. See Parky Run.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Parish Dinner - Noon, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Organised by St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
Mon 20th 'Hysterical History and Proper Gossip' (3 mile walk) - 7.30pm, The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas.
Contact: Richard Wood, Email: antheawood@btinternet.com or Jane Faulkner, email: faulknermjane@yahoo.co.uk. Free walk, no booking required. A leisurely and historical walk around Farnley Tyas, covering farming history, listed buildings and gossip! Start and finish at the Golden Cock, which has toilets, parking and refreshments. Food is served from 5pm to 9pm. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
Tues 21st Summer Solstice - The longest day of the year. The days get shorter from now on! (Time & Date)
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Station Tidy-up - 10am to 4.30pm, Meet at Penistone Railway Station. Making a wild flower meadow; land between Penistone Station and the T-PT. With Penistone Line Partnership.
This is a tidy up of land immediately behind Penistone Station, between the buildings and the Trans Pennine Trail. See FAQs on the T-PTv site. Also Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore ...
A poster refers to Volunteer Clean-up Days - but 9.30am to 2.30pm, near Penistone Railway Station, which is almost the same as the above. The Countryside Rangers (hopefully not clad in lycra), 'VAB', Penistone Clean and Tidy Team and the Trans-Pennine Trail Volunteers are all coming together to tidy up the area adjacent to the old Woodhead Line railway platform. Anyone can join in, but wear strong gloves and suitable outdoor clothing. You will need some gardening implements and perhaps a packed lunch. The poster says that hot drinks will be available (bring mug).
  ,,   ,, Lower Cumberworth Circular Walk (3 Miles, 2 hours max.) - 6.15pm prompt, The Foresters Arms, Lower Cumberworth. Contact: Geoff Smith on 01484 868 167 or 07527 210 162, Email: geoffsmith2@sky.com (Booking optional). A leisurely walk with no significant hill climbs or descents. There are no untoward hazards. There is one step-over stile; the others are walk-through. There is a fairly busy road to cross twice. Return at 8.30pm for an optional bar meal in the pub. If there is a large group, the hosts would prefer a pre-order from the online menu (where?) at The Forester's Arms, call 01484 868 225. Food is available up to 9pm. Pub facilities available at the start. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
Weds 22nd High Flatts History Trail (3 mile walk) - Meet 6.45pm, at the junction of Windmill Lane and Penistone Road, High Flatts. Contact: David Cook on 01484 606 865 or 07510 606 668. Booking optional but appreciated to organise light refreshments. A leisurely circular walk in the beautiful countryside above Denby Dale with a strong local history element, including an interesting visit to the Quaker Meeting House (toilets available). End with optional free light refreshments. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership. See the Quaker page.
Thurs 23rd In or Out? - The UK Referendum on whether to stay in or leave the European Union is on Thursday 23rd June.
Campaign to remain: Britain Stronger in Europe and HMG Referendum. 'Ever-closer Union' leading to the US of Europe; an EU army.
Campaign to leave: Vote Leave, Take Control and UK Independence Party. Short-term economic downturn leading to lower house prices.
  ,,   ,, Upper Denby Heritage Trail (3-mile walk) - Meet 6.45pm at The George, HD8 SUE. Parking in the pub car park. Contact: Dean at The George Inn on 01484 861 347. Please book in advance if Pie & Peas are required (£4.25). A gentle tour of the village Conservation Area with the local and knowledgable historian, John Hislop. A generally easy walk, mainly paved paths around the village. Homemade Pie & Peas available to order . No public toilets en-route. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
Fri 24th The Nativity of St John. It is mentioned here because Penistone Church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. This is the actual date of this church event, although Penistone Church has opted for Saturday 2nd July. I don't know why but Saint John might do. Apart from Christmas, this is the only church date which celebrates a birth rather than a death. In of 506 AD, the 'Council of Agde' listed the 'Nativity of Saint John' as amongst the highest feasts of the year, when all of the faithful would attend Mass and abstain from servile work. Penistone people are good at the latter. The Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:36, 56 - 57) states that John was born about six months before Jesus; therefore, the Feast, Festival or Nativity of St John the Baptist was fixed as 24th June, six months before Christmas Eve. Dear old Saint John was a rough but interesting character. This website is nothing if not educational.
  ,,   ,, 'Molly Mangle's Meander' (6-mile walk, 3½ hours) - Meet 5.30pm at Stocksmoor Railway Station. The 5.18pm train from Penistone arrives just after 5.30pm. Contact: Barbara Lodge on 07757 552 213 (No booking required). This is a bit of local history, being Molly's nature walk, which she did daily to collect washing from the villagers. A gentle walk with two steep-ish climbs. Imbibe at the adjacent Clothiers Arms upon returning. The last train for Penistone leaves Stocksmoor at 10.34pm. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Psychic Evening - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Mini 15-minute readings, £15 each, full half-hour readings £25. Book a time slot for £5 deposit. 'Reviewed as very accurate and positive feedback from their last visit here.' From Crystal Palace's Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Brass Band Concert - 7pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Tickets £5 in aid of church funds.
This is a concert by Barnsley Metropolitan Band. From 'Look Local' (the only local event listed).
  ,,   ,, Music/Disco - 10.30pm to 1am, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. 'Cocktails & prosecco'. From Crystal Palace's Facebook.
Sat 25th to
Sat 2nd Jy
Bradfield Festival of Music - Various Times and Prices, Bradfield Church, Bradfield Village. Tickets will be available from March with prices advertised on the website. Tickets may be purchased from Flask End, Low Bradfield (formerly the Postcard Cafe and Store) or The Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield or by calling 0114 234 1209 or 0114 285 1473. Also possibly on the door but you may find that it is booked up. For more details, contact Bradfieldmusic@aol.com. See Bradfield Music Fest, Facebook.
Sat 25th Armed Forces Day - A national day in support of those who defend our country. See the Penistone RBL event below. . Website
  ,,   ,, NDP Roadshow - 10am to Noon in Thurlstone School, 1pm to 3pm, Millhouse Institute (Also Penistone on 28th). This is to raise public awareness of the Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP) which is being drawn up for our area. This requires public input and involvement. To succeed: 'We need as many people as possible to attend the event in their area, so please if you're local to the following events, come along and meet the teams, give us your views etc and if you're keen to help in any practical way, tell us.' ... also ... 'These events are for your benefit so please come along, tell your friends and feel free to spread the word. Remember, "It's OUR Plan".' See Pen NDP on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Village Fete - 1pm to 4pm, Cawthorne Village Green. The main attractions are: 1pm to 1.20pm Cawthorne Brass Band (who think they are playing at noon); 1.25pm to 1.45pm, The Marie Penrose Dancers; 1.50pm to 2.10pm, Cawthorne Brass Band; 2.15pm to 2.45pm, Punch & Judy; 2.50pm to 3.15pm, Miss Rachel Dancers; 3.20pm - 3.50pm, Punch & Judy. Also a variety of stalls, Tombola, Bric-a-brac, Plants, Books, Crafts, Homemade cakes, Traditional sweets, Strawberries & Cream and a Grand Raffle. For the young ones: a 24-foot Climbing Wall, Birds of Prey, Giant Slide, Roundabout, Football Penalty, Fire Engine, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, BBQ, Maisie Moo Ice Cream, Refreshments. See Cawthorne.
  Upper Cumberworth Circular Walk (Just over 3 miles, about 1½ hours) - Meet 2pm at The Star, Upper Cumberworth. Contact: Terry Rimmer on 07791 941 069 (No booking required). Walk from Upper Cumberworth to Quaker Bottom and back via Square Wood Reservoir. Leisurely walk with a moderate climb to Lowhouse Farm. A walk on footpaths with some stiles. No public toilets en-route but refreshments and toilets at The Star before and after walk. Organised by East Peak Innovation Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Ordination of Father Neil - 4pm, Penistone Parish Church. This is an important service to ordain the hirsute Reverend Neil Marchant but it is to a selected audience. Penistone Church, Facebook .
  ,,   ,, Penistone Community Armed Forces Day - Times below, Penistone RBL, St Mary's Street. Open to all, not just RBL members. An afternoon of military music performed by Barnsley Sea Cadets (FB), with a Chuck wagon available from 5pm and an evening of 1940s music performed by the Take 2 Big Band.
  • 5pm to 7pm - Entertainment with Simon Whitely
  • 7pm - Lowering of the Flags.
  • 8.30pm to 11pm - Take 2 Big Band.
This Armed Forces Day event is in support of those who serve to protect our land and the British way of life. Sea Cadets will also be bag-packing at the Tesco food store. Penistone RBL and Armed Forces Day.
  ,,   ,, 'Bash in the Barn' - 7pm to 1am, Lower Drake Hill Farm, Windmill Lane, Cumberworth, HD8 8YD. Tickets £10. Ceilidh, disco and barbecue. This is supported by Penistone Young Farmers and Penistone Agricultural Society. From poster.
Sun 26th Civic Church Service - 10.45am, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Mayor, Cllr Paul Hand-Davis will attend a special service with top people, council members and you, the public. All are welcome. See Penistone Church, (Facebook) and Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Strawberry Tea - 3pm to 5.30pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk (About 4 miles) - Meet at Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 SUE. Parking and toilets at the pub. Contact: Dean The George Inn on 01484 861 347 (Please book early if Pie & Peas are required). A ramble through fields and woodland around Upper Denby. A generally easy walk, though likely some undulations and stone step-over stiles. Dogs under control are welcome but take care around livestock in some of the fields. Homemade Pie, Peas & Potatoes after the walk (£5.75 per person). See The George and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PFRPFR Penistone 10km Race (Formerly the Penistone Show Day 10Km Race) (Runners) - 11am, Penistone Church Football Club (PCFC), Church View Road, S36 6AT (grid ref 249 031). This is a set 10km route on roads and the Trans-Pennine Trail and it includes the South Yorkshire County Athletics Association 10K Road Championship.
It has been going more than thirty years but was formerly held on Show Day in September, to finish at Penistone Show. The Race HQ, registration, start and finish is all at PCFC, which has car parking, toilets, changing facilities and, particularly, a clubhouse bar. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Mon 27th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. Family event. This includes a procession from Hepworth to Scholes and back again. Hepworth Band will play at 2pm and 6pm. Local schoolchildren are given tea after the procession and enjoy races on the Recreation Ground in the evening. Hepworth Band will provide the music.
This event has a long and interesting history. Hepworth was the most northerly part of the country to suffer from the Great Plague of 1665 - 1666. Thirteen villagers died as a result and thirteen trees were planted to remember them. The end of the plague at Hepworth is commemorated on the last Monday of June every year with this event. See Hepworth Village Hall and Hepworth Band. For the history, see Wikipedia and Calendar Customs.
Tues 28th NDP Roadshow - 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Cubley Hall Carvery, adjacent to the main building. This is to raise public awareness of the Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP), which hopes to control the nature of building developments and can help shape our town. It needs public input and involvement.
From their info: 'We need as many people as possible to attend the event in their area, so please come along and meet the teams, give us your views etc. and, if you're keen to help in any practical way, tell us.' - also - 'These events are for your benefit so please come along, tell your friends and feel free to spread the word. Remember, "It's OUR Plan".' Please see Penistone NDP (Facebook) for more information and contacts.

Mayor Carol BBarn serviceDarren of PFMParade

July       Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The Somme Remembrance will be an important event. It is a good month for Festivals, Galas and Carnivals. Penistone Literary Festival has moved to Show weekend in September. The Caribbean Carnival in Huddersfield is always a good one. A busy month.
Fri 1st
Penistone coat of arms
Somme Centenary Event - 10am, Penistone War Memorial, Penistone Parish Church. This is to commemorate the Somme campaign (July to November 1916) in the Great War which resulted in a huge loss of life which affected towns and villages throughout the land. 15 local casualties will be honoured in Penistone. Father David conducts the event and with Penistone's Deputy Mayor officiating. PGS and St John's School pupils also involved in this event. Everyone is welcome to attend and those whose family members have WW1 medals from the Somme are invited to wear them. The War Memorial area will be cordoned off but, as it is a weekday, traffic will be flowing. Penistone FM is supporting this as a community event.
Sat - Sun
2nd to 10th
Hoylandswaine Village Festival - The event lasts for a week, starting on Saturday 2nd July with a School Fayre and an evening concert at HoylandSwaine Church. The church will be open every day but Monday from 11am to 3pm, with bacon butties (except tuesday) at dinnertime. Scarecrows will be set up all week, then there is an Art Exhibition and a Well Dressing the second weekend. HV Festival (Facebook) will post details later.
Sat 2nd Saint John's Festival - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Church. Penistone Church is dedicated to St John the Baptist, whose Feast Day is actually 24th June. Presumably, this was a more convenient Saturday. Free admission. Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castle, Carnival Games, Ice Cream, Food and Drink. Bulging and rattling gift envelopes are collected at the lychgate, to keep Penistone Church in super-fine fettle. See Penistone Church and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Village Gala - 10am to 4pm, St Saviour's Church, off Manchester Road. Always a good afternoon, with fun for everyone. Stalls, tombolas, face painting, raffles, refreshments and usually a band. Beer tent by the Huntsman. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 70s Soul and Motown Night - Doors open at 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Denby. Tickets £10 (including a free drink) available from Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone, The George Inn, Upper Denby or by calling 07917 582 451. Website is still stuck in 2015: Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Musical Concert - 7.30pm, Hoylandswaine Parish Church. Free but with a collection on the way out. This is a programme of light classics by the Gerrard Sinfonia and St John's Singers, with organist John Bashforth. Wine and soft drinks available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 1940s - 50s Vintage Dinner-Dance - 7.30pm until late, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, S35 7DB. The start of a Vintage Weekend, with vintage (and rather attractive) singer Ruth Getz, back by popular demand (she looks to be worth it), plus three-course meal for £35 each. Vintage dress recommended. Special Deals: One-night stay including Vintage Dinner Dance, £130 for two people, including Breakfast, or a two-night stay including Vintage Dinner Dance and Vintage Car Rally (Sun 3rd), £185.00 for two people, including Full English Breakfast both days, or the Full Weekend Package including Afternoon Tea on Saturday, Vintage Dinner Dance and the Vintage Car Rally with two nights BB, £200 for two people. See Wortley Hall event page for details and menu.
Sun - Sun
3rd to 9th
Holmfirth ArtWEEK 2016 - Details as they arrive, at least the dates are known for 2016. The following is from 2015:
10am to 9pm (5pm on Sun/Sat) Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. This event started in 1967, now it is a huge exhibition from over 400 pro and amateur artists. Also 'Fringe' events around the valley, including Penistone's Hen's Teeth. The art is for sale (unspecified charity). A commission of 20% on sales is charged for the event. Holmfirth Artweek. Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter.
Sun 3rd Whitby Wanderers Charity Tractor Run - 9.30am, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Kirklees Mayor Cllr Jim Dodds will set off the 20 or so vintage tractors on their Denby to Whitby return trip. Free bacon butties, tea and coffee at the start. They stay overnight at Easingwold and arrive at Whitby on Tuesday. The return journey departs Wednesday at 9am and makes a stop at Easingwold. It will be slow progress. This is a fund-raiser for the RNLI (Lifeboats) and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. See Facebook to donate.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am to 2pm, Oxspring Playing Field, behind the Waggon and Horses. Free admission. Vendor charges: £5 per car and £7 per van. Refreshments by Home Cooking. Organised by 'Friends of Oxspring.' From poster and PFM.
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Duck Race and Music Festival. Cor, luvaduck. From Holme Valley free paper.
  ,,   ,, 19th Annual Vintage Vehicle and Classic Car Rally - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Tickets at the entrance, Adult £4, £1 per Child under 14 yrs, family ticket (not explained) £10. Wortley Rotary Club hosts its annual fund-raiser for local charities. Browse an array of vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles plus gift and craft stalls, bouncy castle and much more. Barbecue and an outside bar, plus refreshments and Sunday lunch available in the main hall. Rally organised by Wortley Rotary Club. See Wortley Hall.
Weds 6th Captain Cook (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation about Yorkshire's famous seaman, by John Gilligan. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, 'Project Touchdown' - 7pm to 9pm, Market Barn. Appears to be a free event aimed at 11 to 25 year olds. Live music, food, interactive games and fitness, craft-making, the Royal Navy, health team to talk to, Police Q&As, 'Addaction' team to talk to and the 'IKIC small business challenge'. There is a chance to win some unspecified football tickets when you sign in and get a raffle ticket. Hang on, isn't 'Touchdown' something to do with rugby? Oh well, this is organised by the Penistone Ward Alliance (an off-shoot of Barnsley Council) as a 'Targeted Youth Support Service', under the banner of 'I Know I Can' (= 'IKIC') and 'Love Where You Live' (don't they just love their exalted titles). For more information, call the 'Penistone IKIC Youth Centre' on 76 2728. 'In partnership with Penistone FM and Tesco'. From poster.
Thurs 7th Bus Consultation - 3pm to 6pm, Penistone Library. A Public Consultation on changes to local bus services will end Sun. 31 July. The changes will be inflicted throughout the Barnsley area and include Penistone bus routes. Your views will be considered before implementing the new bus services in January 2017. More info can be found in Penistone Library and there's a Barnsley Bus Partnership (BBP) questionnaire at: Travel South Yorkshire.
Fri 8th Concert for Rywanyana - 7pm, Christ Church, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, S36 1DY. Tickets: Adults £5, under 16s £3. A concert by the 'Local Contemporary Community Choir' called 'Bevox'. Because it is outside our area, this website does not usually include Stocksbridge. However, this poster looked a bit different. It is a find-raiser for the Rywanyana village in Uganda.
Weekend
9th & 10th
The Second Denby Dale Scarecrow Festival - 10am, The White Hart, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale (trains from Penistone). Free admission to enter a scarecrow but trail maps and entry forms are £2 with additional answer sheets £1 each. Theme of the scarecrows is 'Countries'. Sunday evening will finish with the ever-popular local live band, Six months in Mexico. Organised by Denby Dale District Lions (Facebook). See DD Scarecrow Fest.
Sat 9th Birdsedge Village Gala - Noon, Birdsedge School Fields, off Penistone Road, Birdsedge. Birdsedge Gala is a mixed arts, family fun day and community event with a strong musical bias and, from 6.30pm onwards, a real ale festival with live music (see below). Traditional Tea Room, BBQ, stalls, children's rides and entertainment. Also an inflatable bar, with real ale from The Nook Brewhouse, Holmfirth. The Gala is always on the second Saturday of July every year. See Birdsedge Gala and the Beer Festival below.
  ,,   ,, 'Listening and Hearing Service' - 10am to noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, S36 9ED. This is open to all people of faith or with none at all, and to encourage former Catholic church-goers to return to the fold. Refreshments to start with and Deacon John Wright will chat to the attendees. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Open Gardens - 10.30am to 4.30pm 'and Oxspring School'. Parking on the playground (with great care). Six gardens to look around, a village history walk (2pm), craft activity, lawn games, folk singing from noon, drinks, cakes and ice cream. Plants from the primary school's garden will be on sale. The guided history tour of Oxspring from 2pm, costs: Adults £3, Children £1 and under 5s free. Proceeds to Bluebell Hospice. For more information, Email: craftygardener3@gmail.com or call 76 1153.
  ,,   ,, Hade Edge Gala - From 1.30pm, Hade Edge Football Ground. Free admission. The theme is 'At the Movies'. Poster says: display ring, Punch & Judy, fun dog show, bouncy slide, fantastic stalls, outside traders, full bar, hog roast, competitions, wise owls, Police and Mountain Rescue, tree surgeon, wood sculptor, classic car and vintage tractor show and much more.
  ,,   ,, 32nd Huddersfield Caribbean Parade - 1pm Parade tours the streets of Huddersfield to arrive in St George's Square near the Railway Station (very convenient for Penistone). Bright costumes, loud drumming, loud music, fun and great excitement. Highly recommended. Also a 'Glow Parade' on Friday evening with performers marching through Huddersfield town centre with 'glow in the dark' items, as you do. Huddersfield Carnival.
  ,,   ,, Real Ale Festival - 6.30pm, Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, HD8 8XT. Real Ale bar and three music acts: Gareth Dickson, The Rock School and Detox. Real ale supplied from The Nook Brewhouse, Holmfirth. The Gala and Beer Festival is always on the second Saturday of July every year. See Birdsedge Gala above and Birdsedge Gala.
  ,,   ,, 'Party in the Park' - 7pm, Hade Edge Football Ground. Ticket price not stated but they are available from Brandon Addy's or call (mob) 07762 265 124. This follows on from the Gala in the afternoon (see above) and there will be some food stalls. 'Come and join us for Live Music, DJ Rob, Full Bar, Dancing and Lots of Fun.' From poster.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC Concert - (TBC probably 7pm) Silkstone Parish Church. Details as they arrive. This is a Joint concert with Millhouse Green MVC, Silkstone Common School String Orchestra and Penistone Children's Choir. Millhouse Gn MVC.
  ,,   ,, The Fours Launch Party - From 7.30pm, The Travellers' Inn, Oxspring. This is to mark a change of management at this popular gastro-pub on the 'Four Lane Ends' cross-roads.
Sun 10th Thurgoland Fun Day - 1pm to 5pm, Thurgoland. Free entry. Lots of fun things and stalls for all of the family. Bouncy castle, fairground rides, Hathersage Brass Band, craft stalls, gift stalls, bar, BBQ, magical show, dance display, karate display, fancy dress competition (Harry Potter theme) and more. See Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Broomhead Show - Noon to 4.30pm, Broomhead Hall Farm, off Mortimer Road, Wigtwizzle, S36 4ZA (Map). On the Strines route, make a right turn for Broomhead Reservoir. Admission is £2.50 per car. With Deepcar Brass Band, John Fowler (folk singist), Graham Lindley Band, dog show (bring your own), Branching Out Dancers, stalls, games, PFR fell race, tug-o'-war (enter a team on the day), Bradfield brewery, Crawshaw's Barbeque, petting animals, bouncy castle, demonstrations, raffle and the famous Cowpat Competition. Penistone Footpath Runners will set off the Broomhead Chase fell race at 2.30pm. The race starts and finishes at Broomhead Hall Farm, Entry £4.50 on the day, Minimum age 14. See Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Suitcase Stories (Stories for youngsters) - 1pm and 3pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. Tickets £5 per person, from Cafe Creme, Penistone Post Office. Please Email: info@telltalehearts.co.uk to reserve tickets at the door. These are story sessions by 'Tell Tale Hearts' aimed at families with children older than four years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult, so you can't just dump them off. Proceeds to the Barnsley 'Heads Together' charity. Call 01484 484 403 for more information. From poster.
  ,,   ,, A Royal Tea Party - 2pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. This is to celebrate HM Queen's 90th Birthday. From 'The Bridge' parish magazine.
Mon 11th Last Date - For Bookings and Cancellations for the RBL Day Trip to Southport on Wednesday 20th July.
Fares: Pensioners (state pension age) and co-habiting spouse or partner, Widow of former member, or Member's Child under school leaving age (excluding grandchildren), are all Free; Club Members & Spouses, £5; Other Adults, £8.50; Child of non-member, £5. All fares must be paid when booking. No refunds for cancellations after this date.
The first four coaches are for families only, departing at 8.15am. Remaining coaches are for adults, departing at 8.45am. Please book early and make your wishes clear on the Booking Form (obtainable from Penistone RBL Reception) if you wish to travel with someone in particular.
Tues 12th Thurlstone Clean-up - Volunteers are needed to meet 9.30am, by St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team', members of St Saviour's Church and Penistone Countryside Volunteers are inviting people to join in to make Thurlstone look nice, to finish about 2.30pm. See the BMBC website for more details.
  ,,   ,, Debbie Askew (Spiritualist Medium) - Opens 7pm for 8pm readings, Rafters Bar, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £11, includes a light supper (around 9pm) of either homemade meat & potato pie with peas or jacket potato with a choice of filling, with food orders taken on the night. This is likely to sell out quickly so booking is highly recommended. Anything askew needs a spirit level. Call in or tel. 76 3259 for tickets. Wag & Ho.
Weds 13th Summer Fayre - 9.15am, Millhouse Primary School. Raffle, games, tombolas, toys, books, crafts, refreshments and more. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Mediumship Evening - 7.30pm to 11pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Tickets £10 for a personal reading, purchased in advance from the Spread Eagle, Includes a sandwich buffet. An evening of intimate mediumship with Danny Lewis and Jo Nettleton. All welcome. Tel 01226 496 314 or 07770 734 468 for details. From poster.
Thurs 14th BMBC Drop-in Session - 10am to noon, Top Room, Town Hall Building. A Public Consultation in connection Barnsley's Local Plan, with maps and someone forgetful to complain to. An invitation to respond is on BMBC. See the Welcome page for more about the BMBC Consultation.
  ,,   ,, Community Cafe - 10am to 1pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. All welcome. Refreshments, chat, crafts, advice, IT help and books. For more information, call Sue on 01142 888 501. From poster.
Fri 15th St Swithin's Day - According to tradition, the weather on this saint's 15th July feast day will continue for forty days. Let's hope it is dry.
Weekend
16th & 17th
Hepworth Art Fest - 10am to 5pm, Hepworth Village Hall. Refreshments available.
No other details. Hepworth Church (Facebook). From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tractor Fest - Yummy Yorkshire. This item was removed from the list when there appeared to be no publicity for it and it looked like a mistake. Then it came back after a solitary poster had been spotted. In other words - no useful information. Yummy Yorkshire.
Sat 16th BMBC Drop-in Session - 10am to noon, Market Barn. A Public Consultation in connection Barnsley's Local Plan, with maps and someone forgetful to complain to. An invitation to respond is on BMBC. See the Welcome page for more about the BMBC Consultation.
  ,,   ,, Three Peaks Challenge - Too many details for this 'umble website. Registration £10, target sponsorship £100. It's a 24-mile fund-raiser walk for the British Red Cross. Marshalled and with radio coverage. From poster.
Sun 17th Car Boot Sale - 9am, White Hart car park. That's all you need to know. Vendors arrive at 8.30am. White Hart.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Sheffield Road, Victoria, HD9 7TP. NB. Nowhere near Dunford. After Lee Lane from Millhouse Green, turn right and follow the road through Crowedge. A bit further and it is on your right near the old (closed) Victoria pub, with plenty of parking on the field. Free admission but a voluntary contribution would be appreciated. Refreshments and bacon sandwiches available until the stalls pack up, which looks like soon after 11am. Vendors pay £5, call Mrs B Cockburn on 76 2533. Organised by Dunford Parish Community Centre.
  ,,   ,, Clay Shoot Challenge - Time not stated, Set off from the White Hart, Penistone Bridge. £50 for 50 clays, gun hire, a bacon butty before leaving and a two-course Sunday Dinner upon return (that's 'lunch' to you in-comers). For more info, visit White Hart.
  ,,   ,, Bus Consultation Drop-in Session - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Bus changes are coming which will affect Penistone area routes. The new proposals would connect Thurgoland with Penistone and Chapeltown, but not Sheffield or Barnsley. Comments will be considered before implementing the changes in January 2017. The Public Consultation on bus services will end Sunday 31 July. More info can be found in Penistone Library and you can fill in a Barnsley Bus Partnership (BBP) questionnaire at: Travel South Yorkshire.
Weds 20th
to Fri 29th
Six Weeks School Holiday - Officially, Wednesday 20th to Friday 2nd September 2016. Last day at school is Tuesday 19th, to return on Monday 5th September. See BMBC School Calendar website.
Six Weeks'
Holiday
Summer Holiday Activities - Penistone Sports Centre (former Drill Hall). A range of additional activites aimed at schoolies on the summer break, such as skating lessons, kids 'boogie bounce', 'art explosion', boxing and more. See Sporting Penistone. From poster.
Weds 20th RBL Club Trip to Southport - Family coaches (1,2,3) leave at 8.15am prompt, Adult coaches (5,6) leave at 8.30am prompt, from Shrewsbury Road. Please note these times are earlier than usual. If you would like to join Penistone RBL, please download an Application Form (pdf). A current member needs to propose you as a new member. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'The First Day of the Somme' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Malcolm Oxley. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Flower Arranging Demonstration - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Community Centre. Ticket £7.50 includes a glass of wine. The demonstration is given by Margaret Christian of Plum Cottage Pots. This event is organised by Penistone Ladies' Choir but everyone is welcome. Proceeds to the 'Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group.'
Thurs 21st Fifth Anniversary of Penistone Market Barn. Penistone's multi-million pound Market Cruck Barn was opened in 2011 as part of our hugely expensive Town Centre Regeneration. Penistone Market Barn is a valuable asset to our local community.
  ,,   ,, 'Save Our Buses' Public Meeting - 11am, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. A meeting to discuss what can be done to preserve bus services, followed by a demonstration from noon at the Community Centre. This has been arranged by 'South Yorkshire Freedom Riders' as part of their campaign to defend severe bus cut-backs in the Barnsley and Penistone areas. See the item above about the bus consultation. From their flyer.
  ,,   ,, PCTT Tidy up, Bridleway Improvements - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Harcliff. Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also 4th August for Ingbirchworth and 10th August for the Showground. From poster.
Fri 22nd 'Back to the 80s' - From 7pm, Generations Cafe Bar, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. £15 per person includes antipasti or vegetarian platter. 'Dance the night away to live music' with Tristran Drew. Call 76 1583 to book a table. Generations Café - Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Ladies' Choir Concert - 7pm, St Edwards Church, Racecommon Road, Barnsley. Tickets £5 (including raffle and interval drink), available from the church, Smith's Estate Agents, Regent Street, or pay at the door. A concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook). You can now buy their 'Happy Together' CD from the website.
Fri to Sun
22nd - 24th
'Underneath the Stars' (Music Festival) - Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. A very complicated assortment of tickets, typically £50 each day (Adult, Saturday), with concessions above 60yrs and child reductions. Or you can be a volunteer for nowt. See Tickets. Top of the bill is Kate Rusby, also: Dervish, Vieux Farka Touré, Declan O'Rourke, Olivia Chaney, The Demon Barbers, Holy Moly and the Crackers, Blue Rose Code Talisk, Curtis Eller's American Circus, Blair Dunlop, Rory McCleod, Tim Dalling Ten String Symphony, King Zepha, West of Eden, Jamie Roberts and Katrina Gilmore, The Hut People, Jim Evans, Kezia, Lowri Evans and (at last), The Grand Old Uke of York. Described as: 'A family-friendly festival of music and arts in the heart of Yorkshire.' This is a collaboration between Barnsley folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby and family and quality food producers. You can also hire a tent in the Glamping Village. See Under the Stars (Facebook, Twitter).
Sat 23rd to
4th Sept
'Fairytale Week' ('Summer Holiday Spectacular') - 10.30am to 6.30pm, Cannon Hall Farm. £8.95 per person or £34 for a family ticket, with under 2year olds free. Every paying child receives a voucher for the premium craft activity. Meet Snow White and her Prince and hear tips on royal etiquette. Join them for dancing and entertainment and make and decorate your own crown to take home and keep. I'd call it longer than a week. See the Chronic.
Weekend
23rd - 24th
André Rieu's 'King of Waltz Concert' - Saturday 7pm and Sunday 3pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £20. The maestro's 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and special guests play against the medieval backdrop of Maastricht, Holland, in a three-hour concert with a quarter hour intermission. See Penistone Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
Sat 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website is Sixteen Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....". It never improves, does it? But it is free.
  ,,   ,, Device Doctor Session - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. An informal chat with digital experts about using your digital gizmo. They can also give advice on which one to purchase to get online. Please book a time slot of about 45 minutes to an hour, by calling 76 2313. Bring your device or you can use one of theirs. BMBC Device Doctor.
  ,,   ,, Fire Station Open Day - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Fire Station, Sheffield Road, S36 6HN. Penistone Fire Station are holding their family fun day, with loads of family activities, including fire engine rides run by the National Emergency Services Museum. Look around Fire Engines, chip pan fire demo, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, British Red Cross, Yorkshire Ambulance Team, Bouncy Castle, Face-painting, Refreshments and more. SY Fire. From poster.
Sun 24th Holme Moss Fell Race. Despite its name, the idea is to run without falling. This item is from the excellent Holme Valley Revue paper, published by their Parish Council.
Weds 27th Penistone Church FC versus Barnsley FC - Kick-off 7pm, PCFC Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. Admission: Adult £5, Concession £3, Juniors £3 and under 14s free, as a fund-raising for PCFC (Facebook).
Thurs 28th Summer Breakfast Morning (Alice in Wonderland theme) - 9.30am to 11am, GJ Activity Village (Children's dance hall opposite the British Legion), St Mary's Street, Penistone. £3 per child, who gets breakfast and juice, singing, dancing and games. This is aimed at small children. Bookings only by calling (mob) 07921 815 786. From poster.
Fri 29th IET Engineering Open House - From 10am, Canalside West Building, University of Huddersfield (on-site parking). Free entry. This is a family day to introduce Engineering to younger people, with a range of displays and top experts to talk to. The word 'Engineer' has little to do with engines, and more to do with ingenuity. Activities are suitable for ankle-biters aged 8+ (with an adult) but all ages are welcome. The subject of Engineering covers a wide range, including electronics, audio technology, mechanics, metrology, fluidics, engine design, technology, the internet, computer games, programming and more. Events are free and refreshments are available from the departmental cafe. Please visit the Computing and Engineering section. It is advisable to book in advance via the IET Engineering page.
Weekend
30th & 31st
Pop-up Hat Shop - Noon to 4pm, White Hart, Penistone Bridge. Poster says: Hand-made British millinery and bridal head-pieces for sale. I do hope it isn't too windy to wear a pop-up hat. From sign at the pub.
Sat 30th Grand Opening of a Village Tennis Court - 2pm, Millhouse Green Institute, Manchester Road, Millhouse Green. Cream teas, tombola, bouncy kids, raffle and possibly a celebrity of some sort. Penistone FM is also on the poster. Organised by the Millhouse Green Village Community Association (Twitter).
Sun 31st Charity Car Boot Sale - Opens 11am (vendors set up from 10.30am), Hade Edge Football Club, Hade Edge. Hot food, drinks and toilets available in the FC clubhouse. Plenty of parking for perusers outside the ground. The charity is not specified. Vendor enquiries to Audrey on 01484 684 924, booking advisable. Always on the last Sunday of each month.
  ,,   ,, Beer, Brass and Barbecue - 4pm to 6pm, The Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Music from TV, pop and traditional styles, performed by members of both Thurlstone Brass Band and the Training Band. Enjoy a drink with food kindly sponsored by Paul Schofield, family butcher of Penistone. From poster.

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August      Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Yorkshire Day - Is on the First of August. Celebrate 'God's Own County' with the white rose flag. Y Ridings, YD Facts, Wiki. Emley Show will put us into the mood for Penistone Show in September. Look out for Marie Curie coffee mornings around our area.
Mon - Fri
1st to 5th
Multi-sports Coaching - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. £10 per session (or a week dicount on application), aimed at children 6 to 13 years old. This week's coaching will be a mixture of sports, from football, cricket, dodgeball, 'gaga' and others. Coaching by On-Point Sports Coaching Ltd. (Facebook). See also 8th to 12th August for cricket coaching. .
Mon 1st
Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day. Yorkshire people will celebrate God's Own County in various ways and by flying the Yorkshire flag. Halifax is hosting this year's Yorkshire Day. Penistone was proud to host Yorkshire Day in 2006, with mayors, dignitaries and officials from all over the county, on a mid-week, rainy day. Oxspring Parish Council is leading the way (again) by flying a Yorkshire flag on their new village flagpole. Following this event, an observer reported that he had seen only one Yorkshire flag in Penistone; on the British Legion flagpole. Well done, RBL.
  ,,   ,, BH Summer Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
Weds 3rd
to Sat 27th
'No Horizon' - Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This musical play is based on the life of the eminent local mathematician, Sir Nicholas Saunderson, who was born in Thurlstone and presented by 'Penistone Community Arts' from the head of Spring Vale School, Andy Platt, who also wrote the play.
Under the name of 'Penistone Community Arts', the play gained £1.500 public funding from the Penistone Ward Alliance and a very charitable grant of £4,400 from Pengeston Freemasons. As 'Community' groups go, this one is very low-key and does not publish details for any budding thespians to join in. 'Stunning music and a gripping story of the blind boy who wanted to be seen.' See The Edinburgh Fringe.
Thurs - Sun
4th to 7th
The 16th Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - Mainly around St George's Square, which is convenient from Penistone by rail. Food Avenues also on Byram Street and St Peter's Street. Definitely worth a visit, with a wide choice of cuisine from around God's Own County and the rest of the worl' on more than 90 stalls, about 25 cookery demonstrations and real ales and ciders to try. It's a belter and last year attracted over 100,000 people. About 90% of the food and drink is from Huddersfield and Yorkshire. Also children's workshops and children's entertainment and a 'Festival of Dusk' featuring local acts, Fri/Sat from 6pm. Hudds F&D Fest.
Thurs 4th Summer Breakfast Morning (Princess and the Pirates theme) - 9.30am to 11am, GJ Activity Village (Children's dance hall opposite the British Legion), St Mary's Street, Penistone. £3 per child, who gets breakfast and juice, singing, dancing and games. This is aimed at small children. Bookings only by calling (mob) 07921 815 786. From poster.
  ,,   ,, PCTT Tidy up, Sandbeds Picnic Area - 10.30am to 12.30pm, New Row Lane, Ingbirchworth. From the Penistone side, take the next left upon entering Inbirchworth (before reaching the houses on your left), down the hill and look for New Row Lane on the left. Now you are as wise as me but there will be others around to guide you to the Sandbeds Picnic Area. Probably. You will need wellies for this one, as it involves cleaning out a stream. Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also Weds 10th Aug for the Showground and Fri 12th Aug for Stottercliffe Wood. From poster.
Fri - Thurs
5th to 11th
'Star Trek - Beyond' (12A Film) - 7.30pm every evening, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £6.50, concessions £5.50 (stalls). Concessions are for over 60s and under 15s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Run time 2 hours. CCTV car park and parking on the road. Intermission with a bar for tea and beers. See Penistone Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
Sat 6th Emley Show - Factory Lane, Nr Emley Moor mast, HD8 9TE. Lots of family fun with horsey, pony and green wellie stuff. Star attraction is the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team doing their ‘Wild West Extravaganza’ and a spectacular ‘Barrel Racing Show’. Trade stalls, food marquee, ice cream, ǝuıʍ and a ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq. Stick-making, honey show and woodcarving show. Cookery, photography, crafts and art. Lurcher, ferret and terrier racing. Vintage Tractor parade, Children's races and rides, bungee flyer, bouncy kids, Punch & Judy, Shat Fire Brigade, Drystone Walling competition, Emley Band. Ovine quadrupeds, bunnies, poppoes and a variety of hairy and feathered critters. It is held annually on the first Saturday of August. See Emley Show and Facebook.
Sat 6th Summer Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, Green Lane (opposite the top of Ward Street), Penistone. Cake stall, Buckingham raffle, tombola, crafts, jewellery stall, clothing, cards, games and much more. 'Let's get fund-raising'. Anyone wanting to set up a stall, please call 76 2092. All proceeds to the home. From poster.
Mon - Fri
8th to 12th
Cricket Coaching - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. £10 per session (or a week dicount on application), aimed at children 6 to 13 years old. Coaching by On-Point Sports Coaching Ltd. (Facebook). From Facebook.
Weds 10th PCTT Tidy up, Showground - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone. This is a litter pick-up and treating the fence.
Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also Fri 12th Aug for Stottercliffe Wood and Fri 19th for a Football Field in Ingbirchworth. From poster.
Thurs - Fri
11th & 12th
Perseids Meteor Shower - Find a dark place and look to the sky on these nights in the hope of seeing shooting stars.
See EarthSky.
Fri 12th PCTT Tidy up, Stottercliffe Wood - 9.30am to 2.30pm, by Stottercliffe Cemetary. Good parking by the new section, accessible from tThurlstone Road. This one is a footpath tidy-up and drystone walling.
Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' volunteering campaign (also on Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also Fri 19th for a Football Field in Ingbirchworth and 30th Aug, Thurlstone Orchard. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.25pm to 3.25pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Walk-in possible but they prefer appointments and the afternoon session might be aimed at the schoolies. Tea and biscuits provided. For more information, call 0300 123 23 23 or see Blood.
  ,,   ,, 'Record Hop' - 7.30pm to midnight, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. £4 admission to boogie the night away... 'with Jive Time's Dave and Wendy'. For more info, call: 01484 680 300. See The Carding Shed.
Sat 13th Treasure Trail - Starts 11am at Millhouse Green Methodist Chapel. Entries £1 each. Follow the map and answer the quiz-sheet, obtainable from the chapel. A fun day out for all of the family. Winning entries go into a prize draw. The poster suggests a treasure chest full of gold but that might be for presentational purposes only. Refreshments and stalls in the chapel. Organised by Thurlstone and Millhouse Green WI. From poster.
Sun 14th Community Garden Open Day - 10am to 3pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, down the rough road by the Brittania pub and its by the Dumpit Site. Free admission. The poster says: 'Visit the garden; see the difference; enjoy refreshments; stalls; activities for adults and children; produce for sale; Everyone is welcome.' Call 76 6690 for info. From poster.
  ,,   ,, South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free admission but £2 car parking for charity. A family fun day out, with trades unions, craft and gift stalls, barbecue, beer tent, animal handling and a brass band. The theme is a bit 'lefty', with such as 'Friends of Cuba'! Some stalls are indoors. Pony Rides to 2pm with limited tickets, so it is 'first-come-first-served', tickets are at reception. All children's entertainment is free, including pony rides, birds of prey show, bouncy castles, pony rides, dancers, 'Frozen' arena (and characters), games and play area. Tea, coffee and cakes will also be available. For more info, call 01142 882 100, Email, Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, PCMF Closing Date - For entries to Penistone Competitive Music Festival, Saturday 26th September at Penistone Grammar School. Pick up a Syllabus from PGS or Penistone Library. The programme will be printed 1st September. The Penistone Competitive Music Festival was founded by Millhouse Green MVC and is for amateurs only. This event is always held on the last Saturday of September. Registered Charity No. 511148. Further details from the PCMF website or Email.
Mon 15th
to 12th Sept
Penistone Pottery Group Summer Show - Cafe Cremè, High Street, Penistone. Preview Mon 15th, 4pm to 6pm, with drinks and cakes available to buy. The Pottery Group meets every Monday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Penistone Community Centre 'Bar Room' and welcomes new members. For more information, call Judy Kilner: 76 7054 or David Helm: 07708 901 115. The poster also shows a link to 'The Craft Workshop' of Lindley, Huddersfield.
Weds 17th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Bullhouse Bridge, Trans-Pennine Trail. Working with BMBC Rangers to cut back wild flower areas. The wild flowers thrive on poor soil (ideally quite stony) with very little depth so raking back any vegetation helps by not enriching the soil. Newcomers are always welcome. No experience needed - if you can only come for part of the time that's fine, although you might find it helpful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. Why not drag a couple of friends/the family along too? Wear old clothes that can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. Some tools available. Bring a packed lunch and a mug and we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information, see the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
Thurs 18th Summer Breakfast Morning (For children, arts and crafts theme) - 9.30am to 11am, GJ Activity Village, St Mary's Street, Penistone. This is the Children's dance hall opposite the British Legion. £3 per child, who gets breakfast and juice, singing, dancing and games. It is aimed at small children. Bookings only, by calling (mob) 07921 815 786. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Mask-Making for Nippers - 10am to 1pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, down the rough road by the Brittania pub and its near the Dumpit Site. Free event but booking is essential. This is creative mask-making with a professional artist and aimed at the 4 to 11 yrs age bracket. Any sprogs under 6 yrs must be accompanied. This item from Penistone FM. See Spring Vale Online.
Fri 19th PCTT Tidy-up, Football Field - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth. No, I didn't know they had a football field either. Tidying up tree guards and wild flowers. Note that Ingbirchworth shop has closed but you can get a decent 'wet' in the pub. Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also 30th Aug (TBC), Thurlstone Orchard and 21st Sept for Annat Royd. From poster.
Sat - Weds
20th to 24th
Ultra Great Britain - Passing through Penistone Sat/Sun. A 200-mile, 200 runner Ultra-Marathon with a 100 hour cut off, following the Trans-Pennine Trail from Liverpool to Hornsea over four days (20th to 24th Aug), with live GPS tracking. Penistone Community Centre is Checkpoint 10 at 103 miles, providing tea, coffee, biscuits and toilet facities. The runners compete for an amazing 'Ultra Great Britain' Buckle and other prizes. See UltraGB (Facebook).
Sat 20th Railway Guided Walk - Start 9.40am from Denby Dale Railway Station (9.18am train from Penistone). A pleasant walk on the Kirklees Way via Cannon Hall and The Potting Shed, to arrive at Silkstone Railway Station, a distance of 9½ miles. All are welcome. Please note that due to railway maintenance, a bus replacement service is operating between Sheffield and Penistone at an unknown time, so you can't catch the train back. There's a nice pub next door. This walk is led by Robert Fisher and organised by Penistone Line Partnership (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Shepley Band Performance - 3.30pm, The George Inn. Upper Denby. 'A summer's afternoon of Big Band Tunes', from Shepley Band.
Sun 21st Sheffield Retired Greyhounds Summer Fayre - 10am to 2pm, Rotherham Gate Lodge, Howbrook Lane, Wortley, S35 7EH. Traditional fairground games and organ, stalls for humans and animals, hot and cold food, home-baking, homemade ice-cream, tea and coffee. And all the retired and white-haired greyhounds, wistfully wandering around with their mates, remembering 'the good old days' when they nearly caught a hare. "C'est la vie". From poster.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Sheffield Road, Victoria, HD9 7TP. It is nearer to Crow Edge than Dunford. From Millhouse Green, turn right at Hazlehead crossroads and follow the road through Crow Edge. It is on your right near the old (closed) Victoria pub. Free admission but voluntary contributions are appreciated. Refreshments, bacon sarnies and toilets available. Arrive early as they tend to close when the crowds dwindle. 'Look Local' says 8am, but they do get things wrong on their events list. Vendors call 76 2533 and pay £5. For more information, call 07802 710 408.
Weds 24th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Hazlehead Bridge, Trans-Pennine Trail. Working with BMBC Rangers to cut back wild flower areas. The wild flowers thrive on poor soil (ideally quite stony) with very little depth so raking back any vegetation helps by not enriching the soil. Newcomers are always welcome. No experience needed - if you can only come for part of the time that's fine, although you might find it helpful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. Why not drag a couple of friends/the family along too? Wear old clothes that can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. Some tools available. Bring a packed lunch and a mug and we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information, see the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
Thurs - Mon
25th to 29th
Food and Drink Festival - 9am to 6.30pm, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free admission with a £5 parking fee (but the farm side will charge its usual admission). A wide range of food stalls (some local), crafts, well-being, and beers. Cookery demonstrations throughout each day in a demonstration kitchen. Special events include: Pork Pie Workshop, Butchery Workshop and Bread-making Workshop. With live music, a kids zone (sponsored by Yorkshire Water) and funfair rides. For prospective Food Stall vendors or for more information, please e-mail: cathy@foodfestivalsltd.co.uk. The Office is on 01226 790427. See Cannon Hall Farm.
Fri 26th Penistone NDP Road Show - 6.30pm to 8,30pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall, Haigh Lane, S36 7JJ. To HoylandSwaine residents: 'Ask your Questions and have your say!' Hoylandswaine residents can look at plans and ask questions about the Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan, which has many obstacles to clear but might eventually be able to influence developments and improve village facilities. Penistone Councillors and members of the NDP team will be there to answer questions but probably not any BMBC councillors.
By the way, the slightly odd capitalisation of 'HoylandSwaine' on this website is to deter those who habitually pronounce it as: "Hoyland's Waine". The name of 'Sweyn' goes back to pre-conquest times, more than 1,000 years, and ought not to be lost. See Penistone NDP and Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, 'Pudding and Prosecco' Ball - 7pm until late, Spencer's Arms, Church Street, Cawthorne, S75 4HL. £20 per ticket (from Spencer's Arms) includes a glass of prosecco and pudding canapés. Also, at £5 a ticket, a huge raffle with lots of prizes. 25% of general takings and 100% of the raffle takings go to MacMillan Cancer Support. From a poster in Penistone.
Sat - Mon
27th to 29th
WWI Living History Event - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free entry but donations welcome to their 'Friends' charity. Experience how the Army lived and fought during the Great War of 1914-1918. There will be displays throughout the day as well as visits to the soldiers’ camp. Money raised will support the Heritage Lottery Grant to restore the lakes, park and gardens. For more information, call: 01226 790 270. Cannon Hall.
Sat 27th Sabre - 9pm-ish, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Penistone's ever-popular 1960s-style rock band, still going strong after all this time. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members at Reception. Always a good evening. Penistone RBL.
Sun 28th RBL Quiz Night Cancelled - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion. No reason given but it is the holiday season. Next one will be Sunday 11th September. From poster.
Mon 29th BH Late Summer Bank Holiday Monday - The last Monday of August. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Summer Garden and Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission but parking likely to be £2 a car. More than forty garden, gift and craft stalls. See the beautiful gardens of Wortley Hall. Call 01142 882 100.
  ,,   ,, 'The Denby Dash' - Juniors set off at 10am, Seniors at Noon, behind the George Inn, Upper Denby. Entry fee: £5 before 19th August or £6 on Race Day. Junior Registration from 9am to 9.45am in the pub with prize-giving at 11am. Senior Registration from 11am to 11.45am. There are two junior routes, 1 mile or 2 miles, and the senior race is over 5 miles. Prizes for all age categories, spot prizes and a trophy for ‘1st local’ home. For full details see the Denby Village site and The George on Facebook. Photos will appear on the latter.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fun Day - 2pm to 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Free admission. With 'Kirsten Middleton Fire Walking and Stilt-walking', Bouncy Kids, Raffle, barbecue, music, solo guitarists, cakes, buns and family fun. Let's hope it is a nice day. The charity is Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Sheffield. See Facebook Event. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Bank Holiday Cream Teas - 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Chapel. Cream teas £4 each. Also a cake stall. 'Come and Enjoy'. From poster.
Tues 30th 'Annual Rally' (talk) - 2.45pm, Bullhouse Chapel. A talk by Maggie Stubbs on the subject of - 'My Life So Far', followed by afternoon tea. Chairman is Mrs Sharon Unsworth. All are welcome to attend. From poster.
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PCTT Tidy up, Orchard - Details not sorted, Thurlstone Orchard. Wild flower bank and sowing.
Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also 21st Sept for Annat Royd and Weds 28th for parts of the T-P Trail. From poster.
Weds 31st TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Hornthwaite, Trans-Pennine Trail. Working with BMBC Rangers to cut back wild flower areas to encourage their growth. One hopes that the Ranger horses will be happy. And Tonto. Wild flowers thrive on poor soil (ideally quite stony) with very little depth so raking back any vegetation helps by not enriching the soil. Newcomers are always welcome. No experience needed. If you can only come for some of the day, that will be fine although you might find the morning introduction to be helpful. Why not drag a couple of friends or family along too? Wear old clothes that can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. Some tools are available. Bring a packed lunch and a mug and we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information, see the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Show Tickets - Last date to get a discount on Penistone Show tickets and to buy them in local shops.

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September     Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month This busy month belongs to Penistone Show, Penistone Literary Festival (the same weekend), the Heritage Open Days, Tuby's Funfair and Penistone Competitive Music Festival. Also the MacMillan Coffee mornings at the end of the month.
Thurs 1st Penistone FM Speed Dating - 6.30pm to 10pm, The White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone, S36 7AH. Tickets £15, call Julie (mobile) on 07540 748 809 or visit the White Hart (£16.52 if booked online), glass of prosecco is included. This is aimed at 30 to 50year olds as a fun event and fund-raiser for Penistone FM. It says: 'Tired of online dating? Tired of awkward first dates? Tired of being single? Well We, Penistone FM, could help you change that.' Highlights will be recorded and aired at random times (they still don't have a community show). Any ensuing weddings (or other consequences) are likely to become newsworthy for a follow-up programme. Penistone FM is open to new volunteers for a variety of functions, for which training is available. See also Facebook.
Weekend
3rd, 4th
Holmfirth War Weekend - 11am to 4pm, Sands Recreation Ground (Swimming Baths), Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JL. Free entry and parking. Family-friendly entertainment, Vintage trade stalls, Military vehicles and equipment, Period uniform, Plenty of undercover seating in our marquee, Air and army cadets, Food stalls, bar and afternoon tea/ homemade cakes, Period music and MC all weekend and Dancing. See the HWW site and Holmfirth Events.
Sat 3rd Bric-a-Brac Sale - 10.30am to 1pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. For breakfast and 'bag a bargain'. Cakes, tea, coffee and bacon butties. All welcome. Proceeds to the church funds. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Fox Valley Family Fun Day - 11am to 3pm, Fox Valley Shopping Precinct, Stocksbridge. This is the 'Phase Two Launch' for new shops opening this week. There is ample parking and the event has food vendors, face-painting, stilt walkers, local dancers, spot prizes and fun from Fox Valley businesses. Also special visits from Disney Princesses and Superheroes. Radio Hallam will be there. The £50m Fox Valley development is well worth a visit anyway - and what Penistone ought to have been. We ended up with a supermarket instead. See Fox Valley. From PFM.
  ,,   ,, Tapas Evening with Live Music - From 7pm, Generations Café Bar, St Mary's Street, Penistone. A set menu of three cold and six hot tapas dishes for £25 per person. Reserve with a £10 non-refundable deposit, by visiting or calling 76 1583. Live Music from Katie Donoghue (FB). A Tapas Evening with live music every first Saturday of the month. Menu is at Generations Café. See Facebook1 and Facebook2.
  ,,   ,, The Mikado (Comic Opera) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £15, Conc £14, call the Box Office on 76 7532. The West Yorkshire Savoyards (with its 33 players and chorus singers) return to Penistone for another compelling Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera (about 2 hours). The Savoyards (not to be confused with a sausage) have been entertaining Penistone audiences each year from 2007. Always a good evening's entertainment in the old style. See the Penistone Paramount Theatre.
Sun 4th The Cannon Hall Run 2016 (10km road runners race) - 10am, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. Whatever your running style, we’d love you to join the Barnsley Hospice Cannon Hall Run, a 10k run around the hills of High Hoyland, Kexbrough and Cawthorne, starting and ending at Cannon Hall Farm. We will have the fancy dress fun run again this year around the museum grounds for those with little legs who wanting to wear something a little less streamlined. Cannon Hall Run.
  ,,   ,, Antiques Fair - 10am to 4pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. Free admission. It says: 'Love a good Treasure Hunt? Come on down to our Antiques Fair with Fox and Moon!' The flyer shows a lady on a penny farthing bicycle. For vendor bookings, call 07515 507 801. Otherwise, Tel. 01484 680 300. See The Carding Shed.
  ,,   ,, Top Forge Summer Open Day - 11am, Wortley Top Forge, Wortley Village, S35 7DN. From Penistone, turn right at Thurgoland traffic lights and you will soon be there. Admission, Adults £3, Concessions £2, Children 50p. Described as 'Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers' Summer Open Day.' Train rides available from 11am, miniature traction engine, 17th century ironworks and museum, working waterwheels, engines, machinery and refreshments. For more details, call 01142 845 023. See Wortley T Forge. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Hands Off HRI A&E', March and 'Funday Sunday' (Park Festival) - Sunday 4th Sept. A march sets off noon from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, to finish at Greenhead Park. A proposal to transfer A&E from Huddersfield to Halifax has been met with strong public opposition. It is being repeated in other districts and opposed by their own public. People are very concerned about the likely ambulance delays (both ways) on the often congested Hudds to Halifax route. Huddersfield RI was not in a PFI deal but a plan is to modernise it would be under another expensive PFI deal (without A&E) to put more public money into private pockets. A 'Public Consultation' has already taken place, with a claimed (but unverified) 80% of residents opposing the proposals. The proposals might also affect A&E loading on Barnsley DGH.

The Funday Sunday Festival is free and without age restrictions. It will have: charity stalls, fairground rides, a climbing wall, zorb balls, bungee trampolines, axe throwing and more. Also food, from artisan sausages to Caribbean dishes, as well as gifts and #HandsOffHRI merchandise. Also, a demonstration area with dance and martial arts from: Babes in the Wood, Colne Valley Black Belt Academy, Dance Emporium, MSA Thai Boxing, Fidget Feet, Team Hanson Community Kick-boxing, A2D Cheerleaders and The Cassidy School of Irish Dancing.

There will be bands on two stages with speeches between by: Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, #HandsOffHRI founder Karl Deitch and GP Dr Jackie Grunsell and campaigners from 'Save Lewisham Hospital' and 'Protect Chorley Hospital'.
On the Main Stage:
  • 12.30pm - Six Months in Mexico
  • 1.30pm - Days of Riot
  • 2.15pm - Vital Statistix
  • 3pm - The Sellouts
  • 4pm - Superfly
  • 5pm - Storm
  • 6pm - Take That Live
And on the Bandstand:
  • 1.30pm - Linthwaite Brass Band
  • 2.15pm - Mucipups Ukulele Band
  • 3.30pm - Lindley Brass Band
  • 4.15pm - Deadbeat Brass
  • 5pm - Pennine Jazz
Mon 5th End of the School Holiday - Officially Wednesday 20th to Friday 2nd September 2016. Last day at school is Tuesday 19th, to return on Monday 5th September. The next one is a long stretch to Friday 21st October. See BMBC School Calendar website.
Weds 7th Yorkshire Slavery (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by John Hargreaves. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Online Skills for the Sensory Impaired - 10am to noon, Penistone Library. Free session aimed at people with hearing or sight deficiencies. This is co-hosted by the 'Device Doctors' and the RNIB's 'Online Today' scheme. This session includes how to get the most from such as tablets, eReaders and smartphones. For more information and to book a place, call in at the Library or Glen on (mob) 07701 396 173, Email: glen.sheader@actionforblindpeople.org.uk. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The 'Last Laugh Comedy Club' - 8pm, Penistone Paramount. All tickets £12 (over-18 adults only), call the Box Office on 76 7532. Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster is Master of Ceremonies, introducing: Damian Clark, Lloyd Langford and Roger Monkhouse (line-up subject to change). Expect some bad language for cheap laughs when the talent runs dry. See the Penistone Paramount Theatre.
Thurs - Sun
8th to 11th
Heritage Open Days - In locations throughout the country. The Heritage Open Days take place throughout the country to encourage people to take an interest in the history and culture of where they live. High Flatts Quaker Meeting House (see below), Hoylandswaine Nail Forge, HoylandSwaine Church, Silkstone Church and Wortley Top Forge. See Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Quaker Service Exhibition, Heritage Open Day - Thurs to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sunday noon to 5pm, High Flatts, HD8 8XU, opposite Windmill Lane. Free admission, no booking necessary. An exhibition about Quaker Peace work during wartime. As the lane is uneven and an access to occupied houses, it would be appreciated if visitors parked at the top or on Windmill Lane on the other side of the main road. The Quaker movement had a good hold in our area and Mr Cooke will explain it all. This is a very early Quaker house c.1653, situated in a scenic hamlet which had been exclusively Quaker-owned until recent times. The building is of local stone and offers spectacular views over magnificent rolling countryside. Please note access to the Meeting House is to the ground floor only, with no wheelchair access to toilets or the upper gallery. There is also a Quaker burial plot in Penistone at Lumbroyd, on Chapel Lane turn left at the crossroads (before the seat). Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Church of All Saints and St James the Greater, Heritage Open Days - 10am to 4pm, Thurs and Fri; noon to 4pm Sunday (not open Saturday), High Street, Silkstone, S75 4JQ. Free admission, no booking necessary. This Grade I listed church holds a number of significant historic and architectural treasures. The church has an 80ft tower which is very similar to that of Penistone Church. It originally stood over the chancel but was moved to the west end in 1495. It holds 6 bells; the oldest is nearly 500 years old and the youngest is nearly 290 years old. See the Heritage site for a very full description. Also Silkstone Reflects and Silkstone Church.
Weekend
10th - 11th
Victoria Tower, Heritage Open Day - Noon to 4.30pm both days, Castle Hill, Huddersfield. Free admission, no booking necessary. The tower was opened in 1899 and built to commemorate the 60th Jubilee year of Queen Victoria. Castle Hill is the site of an Iron Age settlement which was the stronghold of a powerful tribe until a mysterious fire occurred just over 2,600 years ago. Admittedly, this one is outside our area, and it drops on Show Weekend, but it is one of the visits that I would recommend. See Heritage Open Days.
Show
Weekend
10th - 11th
The Third Penistone Literary Festival (Pen-Lit) - Penistone Show Weekend. Note the change of venues: Spring Vale Primary School, S36 6HJ, and Penistone Grammar School, S36 7BX. All sessions are by Ticket Only (including free ones), obtainable from the Pen-Lit website or in person from the top office, Town Hall Building, on Market Day, or from Butcher Residential on Saturday. Special guests (Sunday pm, PGS) are Gyles Brandreth and the Rochdale Cowboy, Mike Harding. Contact: 07933 516 731, Email: penlitfest@gmail.com. See Pen-Lit. (Facebook).
Saturday 11th - All Saturday events are at Spring Vale School. Doors open 10am:
  • 10.30am, Andy Platt - 'Sir Nicholas Saunderson: His Life in Music.' Free by ticket.
  • 10.30am, Dr Marek Kukula - 'The Scientific Secrets of Dr Who.' Free by ticket.
  • 10.30am, Joan Healey - 'Writing as Therapy.' Free by ticket.
  • 10.30am, Brian Lewis - 'Considering Lear.' Free by ticket.
  • 11.30am, John Broom - 'Fight the Good Fight', the Christian faith in times of war. Free by ticket.
  • 12.45pm, Jacqueline Creek (of Jackie's Novelties) - 'The novelty of writing'. Free by ticket.
  • 12.45pm, Neil White - 'A Life in Crime.' About crime-writing and his book, 'The Domino Effect.' Tickets £3.50.
  • 1.15pm, Milly Johnson - 'An Audience With ...' Interviewed by Jonny Mitchell. Tickets £4.
  • 2.15pm, Peter Hadfield - 'Railway Memories - Barnsley and Beyond'. Free by ticket.
  • 2.45pm, Gervase Phinn - 'An Inspector Calls.' anecdotes, poems, etc. Tickets £10 or £21 with afternoon tea.
Sunday 12th - All events at Spring Vale School until 12.30pm. Spring Vale Doors open 9.30am:
  • 10am, Mel Firth - 'The Fairy tale Novels' (for children). Tickets £3.
  • 10.45am, Seni Seneviratne - A Poetry Workshop. Tickets £3.50.
  • 10.45am, Dr Marek Kukula - 'The Intimate Universe.' About the universe and our connection with it. Free by ticket.
  • 11am, Ceri Worman and Amanda Cartwright - 'The Pitfalls and Positives of Publishing.' Free by ticket.
  • 11.15am, Barbara Lee - Roald Dahl Workshop (for children). Free by ticket.
  • 11.15am, Elle Caldicott - 'Hip Hop Hooray for Superworm!' (for children). Tickets £2.50.
  • Noon, Seni Seneviratne - Reading and singing from her works. Free by ticket.
Sunday 12th - From 12.30pm at Penistone Grammar School. The big names, by ticket only.
  • 12.30pm, PGS Students - Informal Performances.
  • 1pm, Mike Harding - 'The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid.' Tickets £12 or £23 with afternoon tea.
  • 3pm, Gyles Brandreth - 'Word Play.' On his book and performances. Tickets £12 or £23 with afternoon tea.
    NB. Special Saver: Save a whole £2 with joint £22 tickets for both Mike Harding and Gyles Brandreth.
  • 4.15pm, Festival Close and Thank-yous.
Part-funded by Penistone Ward Alliance with a £1,830 grant.

Sat 10th

Penistone coat of arms

The 144th Penistone Show - Opens 8am for All day, Showground. Admission is getting pricey: Adult £12, Child £3 (5 to 15yrs), Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 children) £25. They've gone up again, 2014 prices were: £9, £2, £20! No senior concessions.
This is Penistone's big event of the year and a great family day out, with a huge list of things to see, do and enjoy, as well as animals of all decription. The Show attracts about 18,000 visitors with a wide range of stalls, exhibits and events, all organised by volunteers. It has well-organised car parking (don't try to park at Tesco), just follow the signs and the marshals' directions. See Penistone Show and Facebook for travelling and other details. A school competition has been running to 'Name the Piglet'.

Bands (from their websites): Penistone Mug from Hallmark Card Shop Barnsley Met Band from 9.30am to 11.15am, Thurlstone Brass and Training Band at 11am, Cawthorne Brass Band at noon, Barnsley Concert Band at 1pm.
Vintage vehicles, entertainment rings, children's rides, children's entertainment, helter skelter, bacon sandwiches, brass bands, choirs, steam machines, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, goats, ferrets, poultry, ducks, cows, sheep, wellies, hats, trading stalls, sweet stalls (no prices), walking sticks, tweedy jackets, tweedy people, outdoor clothing, horticulture, an apiarist with the hives, arts and crafts, military stands, NFU (they aren't that bad), Penistone FM, Penistone Theatre Group, Penistone Camera Club, charities, assorted community groups, Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers, Spring Vale Community Garden, demonstrations, fruit & veg displays, all kinds of displays, tranklements, binoculars, plants, hot food, cold food, lukewarm food, veggie food, chips, good burgers, rubber burgers, ice cream, sandwich tent, candy floss, and beer tent with wobbly plastic glasses for wobbly bar-flies. Lots of food stalls or get a wristband and eat out in Penistone. Also a members' tent (join on the day) with proper cooked meals and guarded by a very smart gentleman in uniform. On-street parking in the town centre is a bad idea but there is well-organised, free parking (follow signs) for the Showground. The 'Town Centre Car Park' is owned by Barnsley Council but controlled by Tesco with 2-hour and 3-hour zones. But, Show visitors will be turned away. See the website for travelling details. The 2015 '‎Where's Freddie' campaign raised £1,520.34 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Penistone Show is always on the second Saturday of September. For nosey people, CompanyCheck has a who's who of the organisers.
  ,,   ,, 'Grand Opening' (New shop) - New e-cigarettes store in the former Lancaster's Estate Agency, Market Street. Lancaster has moved across the road to the former Britannia BS office, next to the market ginnel. The eCloud brand slogan is 'no match'. Good slogan isn't it? I hope they sell more than just e-cigs.
  ,,   ,, Wortley Forge Heritage Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Wortley, S35 7DN. From Penistone, off the A629, turn right at Thurgoland crossroads and follow the road up down then a hill or after Wortley village, turn right downhill. Free admission, no booking necessary. Some steps here and there might make wheelchair access difficult. Britain's last water powered heavy iron forge. 17th to 19th centuries, closed 1908. Restored and managed mainly by volunteers. Working waterwheels, historic machinery. A collection of stationary steam engines and other old machines, some running with compressed air. Tours with volunteer guides, self-guided nature trail with free leaflet. See Wortley Top Forge and Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Grand Raffle Draw (Supporting Armed Forces Day 2017) - Drawn at Penistone Show. Tickets still available from Penistone Royal British Legion and on sale at Penistone Show entrance. A grand ceremonial event in June which was held at Penistone RBL to mark Armed Forces Day and the organisers are raising funds for a more substantial event in 2017. Raffle Prizes are: A week's motor-home hire (Carlton Caravan); £50 Tesco vouchers, bed and breakfast and an evening meal for two at the Dog and Partridge, Bordhill; £20 meat vouchers for Harrington's Butcher; tea for two at Cafe Generation; a £25 voucher for the Lord Nelson, HoylandSwaine; a car valet at the Penistone Car Wash; bespoke website design by Net Space Solutions and, finally, two main-course meals at the Toby Carvery (probably Dodworth). From poster.
  ,,   ,, The 'After Show Party' - 7.30pm, Showground. Tickets £10 from Paul Schofield Butcher, Market Street, includes a hog roast buttie (with a possible veggie alternative). The event has live music from Rhythm Inc., a DJ and a bar, which might have Real Ale.
  ,,   ,, 'Albert Hammond Songbook Tour 2016' - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £21. call the Box Office on 76 7532. Presumably he is famous. Mr Hammond was the writer/performer behind a lot of well-known hits. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, RBL Harvest Festival Charity Auction - 8.30pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission but non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. John Aspen is back by popular request as auction master. Always a lively evening with a wide range of bits and bobs, wine, home-made pies, wines, T-shirts, mystery prizes and lots of useful, interesting and novelty items. All donations gratefully received, auctioned to raise money for charity. Penistone RBL.
Sun 11th Car Boot Sale - 9am to noon, White Hart, Bridge End. Vendors set up at 8.30am (£5 a car). Breakfasts available from 10am to noon. White Hart.
  ,,   ,, 'Challenge 500' Tower, Heritage Open Day - 11am to 5pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission, no booking necessary but not suitable for children under 3 yrs. The Church is open for visitors to look around and there will be people to answer questions. The Church tower will be open to see the ringing room, the clock room, the church clock and the belfry to see the bells. The original bells and the clock were installed in 1893. The bells were overhauled in 2016 with many new parts, including headstocks. There will be bell-ringing demonstrations and visitors can have a go at chiming a bell under supervision of the Tower Captain. The church houses many important artifacts and memorials mainly relating to its long connection with the Wharncliffe Estate. See Wortley Church, Wortley Tower and Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, HoylandSwaine Nail Forge, Heritage Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JA. Free admission, no booking necessary. Directions: In a village street just off A628 between Silkstone and Penistone; a short way across the road from the Lord Nelson public house. Grid reference SE 265 047. Frankly, I could never find it - either on Google maps or on the ground. A historic small workshop where nails used to be made by hand on an anvil. Listed Grade II and preserved as a historic building. Original hearth, chimney and bellows. Volunteers will explain how nails used to be made and the part that nail making played in village life. If you can find it. See Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, St John the Evangelist, Heritage Open Day - Noon to 3pm, St John's Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Free admission, no booking necessary but all contributions appreciated.
At 2pm: An illustrated talk on the history of the church, the revealing of the mural and some background to the Pre-Raphaelite Art Movement. St John the Evangelist's church had been built by the Spencer-Stanhope family of Cannon Hall on land donated by the Wentworths. A mural by John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope has been professionally restored in the church by arrangement with Hoylandswaine Arts group. It had been painted over in earlier times. Refreshments available. See St John's and Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church Tower, Heritage Open Day - Actually, this one did not run although it was on the English Heritage website. A senior church official had no knowledge of it, so it looks as though they used last year's information without checking first. Here's the blurb anyway. Tours at: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, Penistone St John's Church, S36 6AR. No booking required, free admission. Not suitable for children under 5. Maximum of ten people per tour/session. Access is via a narrow and steep, clockwise spiral staircase with 40 steps up to the ringing room, so there's no disabled access. See a demonstration of bell-ringing. Chime a bell and feel it pull you off your feet. Some further climbing to the lovely brass clock and watch it tick. More climbing to eight mucky bells, Esmerelda. You can't go to the top, as the last bit would be distinctly dodgy. Visitors must be physically fit and able. There is free on-street parking outside the church, at the Community Centre and for the Paramount. See Penistone Church, Facebook and Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Bullhouse Chapel Heritage Open Day - 1pm to 4pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Free admission, no booking required. This Chapel is the oldest in the country to be continually in use from when it was built in 1692 for Dissenting Protestants. On display will be records of births and marriages going back to the 18th century, together with other documents. Light refreshments available. All welcome. See Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, The Hub Church, 4pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This is a modern-style family church: 'With lively worship, great preaching, authentic friendships and, of course, not forgetting great coffee'. Every Sunday but is listed here because of a change of venue.
Tues 13th 'Comfort Zone' (Bereavement help) - 2pm, Penistone Parish Church. A small, friendly group that meet for a cuppa, chat, companionship and the occasional meal out. Penistone Church, Facebook.
Thurs - Mon
15th to 19th
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm on Thurs 15th, Fri 16th and Mon 19th, 2pm to 10pm on Saturday 17th, not open Sunday, Penistone Showground behind Tesco. Free admission, rides cost money. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. See R Tuby (also on Facebook) and Discount Vouchers.
Thurs 15th Public Consultation on Local Bus Services - 9am to noon, Penistone Library. Local routes are under threat of reductions and cuts, given dwindling passenger numbers and the rising cost of subsidies to bus operators. Of particular interest will be services to and from small communities and the hospitals. This session is to allow the public to ask members of the 'Barnsley Bus Partnership' about the proposals and offer constructive suggestions. Members of the Bus Partnership are: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Barnsley MB Council and the bus operators. Note that the Barnsley Chronicle got the date wrong for the next drop-in session, which is Thursday 22nd September in the Library (not Weds 21st).
Fri 16th Jumble Sale - 6.30pm, Dunford Parish Community centre, Victoria (just after Crow Edge). Admission 20p, children free. Clothes, shoes, handbags, bric-a-brac, books, jigsaw and cake stall. Refreshments and toilets available. Organised by Dunford Parish Senior Citizens' Association. From poster.
Sat 17th Classic Car Day - 10am to 4pm, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone. Free admission to visitors and exhibitors. Parking, cafe and toilets on site. See Pot House Hamlet on Instagram and Twitter. This item announced on Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, Charity Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, St Andrew's Church, Penistone (next door to Library). £1 Admission includes tea or coffee, biscuit and free draw ticket. 'Please come along and get our shoebox filling off to a great start'. Cake, haberdashery and bric-a-brac stalls. The poster says Free Draw: Jewellery. This is a fund-raiser for 'Operation Christmas Child' and an illustration shows an African child, along with the caption: 'How can you not help?' For more information, call Jean on 76 1378. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Rule Britannia' The Last Night of The Proms Organ Concert - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10, call the Box Office on 76 7532 or (mobile) 07944 566 972. Kevin Grunhill plays the Mighty Compton Organ with the All Star Brass Ensemble to produce a rousing rendition of patriotic music. Unfortunately, a name as generic as 'All Star Brass' makes it unfindable on the Internet. They ought to have thought of that. See the Paramount and the Penistone Organ Trust. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Complete Madness' (Tribute Band) - Evening, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10 (over 16s only) from The George Inn, Upper Denby and Paul Schofield butcher in Penistone.
Sun 18th Car Boot Sale - 10am, Crow Edge Parish Centre, Victoria. Free admission to punters. Toilets and refreshments available in the hall. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, 'The Great Northern Hamfest' (Radio Rally) - 10am, Barnsley Metrodome, S71 1AN. £3.50 admission, accompanied under-14s free. A bit outside our area but a magnet for local radio hams, s.w.l.s and electronics hobbyists, with new equipment, second-hand gear, components, CB radio, aerials, valves, power supplies, SWR meters and more. Radio User magazine says: 'Trade stands, special interest groups, family attractions, catering and facilities for the disabled'. This is orientated towards radio user groups and will probably not have the big-name stands (Yaesu, Kenwood, etc.) that you see at the Elsecar rally. Organised by the South Yorkshire Repeater Group. See GNHF.
  ,,   ,, Penistone PFR Hill Race - 10.30am, Showground behind Tesco. Almost coincident with the Fun Run below, which is also connected with PFR. Hill Race Registration is at Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF. This race is about 7 miles over tarmac, trail and paths and ascends about 250yds. Runners will be rewarded with some scenic views. Various prizes. See PFR for all of the details. Sponsored by Data Consulting.
  ,,   ,, Jack and Paul's 2-Mile Fun Run - Set off 10.45am, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane. Entry fee £4, open to all ages but under-7s must be accompanied by an adult. Please also enter if you wish to run with your child. The route is undulating and likely to be exposed to the elements. Prizes for age categories: Under 7yrs, 8 - 10yrs, 11 - 14yrs and 15 - 17yrs. The Bowling Club has toilets, changing and storage facilities and a small car park. Jack and Paul are the two local lads who were murdered in October 2014 by their father in a deliberate house fire. For more details of the Fun Run and entry form, see Jack and Paul's Fun Run on Facebook and Racebest.
  ,,   ,, Pear Day - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free admission. This is the annual end-of-summer event and an opportunity to see 50 varieties of rare pears in the Walled Gardens. You can try and a variety of produce from the organic gardens and grapes from the famous 200 year old 'Cannon Hall Muscat', a recognised variety in its own right. It will be a family fun day of entertainment, with games and locally-made arts and crafts. See Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Price £5.75 per person, please book early. Call 01484 861347, Email: info@thegeorgeinn-upperdenby.co.uk. Join us on one of our walks followed by Home-made Pie, Peas and Potatoes back at The George. Next one is Sunday 27th November 2016. See The George and Facebook.
Mon 19th Penistone Town Council - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building. The first full council meeting after the August recess and the first opportunity for the council to discuss the 'Casual Vacancy', which was posted on Tuesday 26th July, a week after the previous meeting. The Neighbourhood Plan and ye olde public toilets (remember them?) might also come up. Residents are invited to observe and there is a brief 'public participation' session before the beginning when they might ask the Town Council a question. Full PTC meetings are 7pm on the third Monday of the month, except August. PT Council.
Weds 21st PCTT Tidy up, Habitat Work - 9.30am to 2.30pm, Nature Reserve, Annat Royd, Ingbirchworth. Not sure where, but the end of Wellthorne Lane by the Rag leads into Annat Royd Lane along the reservoir. It is probably the wild picnic area just after the pub. Pond restoration, habitat work, scrub bashing and drystone wall repairs. Note that the little shop in Ingbirchworth has now closed but you can get a decent 'wet' in the pub.
Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also Weds 28th for parts of the T-P Trail and 20th Oct for other parts. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Richard III (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation about King Richard of York, by Gillian Waters, and will probably omit any reference to Cockney rhyming slang. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - Doors Open 6pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, S36 9DF. 'Come and join us for Drinks & Canapes,...' (but the Facebook link didn't work for more information). Cubley Hall is a popular venue for weddings, with good accommodation and pleasant grounds in a scenic setting, complete with a wrought iron bandstand (sorry 'pavilion'). Contact: 01226 76 6086, Email: info@cubleyhall.co.uk.
Thurs -Sat
22nd to 24th
'Last Tango in Penistone' and 'Brenton versus Brenton' (comedy drama, adult humour) - 7.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Chapel. Tickets £5 by calling (mobile) 07961 883 870 or (mobile) 07795 973 606. An evening's entertainment by Penistone Theatre Group, with two hilarious one-act comedies by David Tristram. The 'Last Tango in Penistone' is about a local am-dram society in trouble; "... there's only one thing that sells tickets these days - sex!". The other act, 'Brenton versus Brenton', is an outrageous spoof of American soap operas. From flyer.
Thurs 22nd Autumnal Equinox. Wikipedia has a good article on Equinoxes. It's usually heading towards cold after this time.
  ,,   ,, Public Consultation on Local Bus Services - 9am to noon, Penistone Library. This is for residents to view recommendations by Barnsley Bus Partners (BBP) and ask questions. It follows their public consultation during June and July which resulted in 1,162 responses from residents. The key proposals are: Penistone commuter buses to Barnsley and Sheffield; two-hourly evening and weekend buses to serve local communities; daytime services between Penistone, Thurgoland and Barnsley; daytime buses between Penistone and Holmfirth. Members of the Bus Partnership are: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Barnsley MB Council and the bus operators. This is the second of two drop-in sessions, the first one being on Thursday 22nd Sept.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Local History Group (AGM and Talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. The AGM is followed by a talk on 'A Cultural History of Photography' by Brian Parkhurst. From 'Look Local' (which did not specify the time).
Fri 23rd 'Thank You for the Music' (Abba and Bee Gees Tribute) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £22, call the Box Office on 76 7532. See Penistone Paramount Theatre and Thank You for the Music.
Weekend
24th - 25th
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - 10am to 6pm, Holmfirth. More than forty stallholders and Frumptarn Guggenband, street artists, festival trails, face-painting and more. Live music, brewery tours and quirky street entertainment add to the festival atmosphere and plenty of free workshops and activities to keep the younger ones entertained. Disabled car parking available at Crown Bottom (Co-op) and Huddersfield Road Car Park next to Holmfirth Market Hall. H Food and Drink Fest and Facebook.

 Sat 24th


Penistone coat of arms

Penistone 48th Annual Competitive Music Festival - From 9.30am, Amphitheatre, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. A well-established window on musical talent, for amateurs only. Come along and enjoy the day.
Approximate times, subject to change:Penistone Mug from Hallmark Card Shop
  • 9.45am - Junior Piano, under 9 years old
  • 10.45am - Intermediate/Senior Piano
  • About 12.35pm - Lunch Break
  • 1.45pm - Solo Instrumentalists
  • 2.05pm - Junior Singing
  • 2.40pm - Oratorio Solo
  • 3.15pm - Songs from the Shows
  • About 4.50pm - Teatime Break
  • 5.45pm - Choirs: Barnsley Choir, Waldershelf Singers and Rodillian Singers
Adjudicator: Maryilynne JR Davies, BA, MEd, LRAM, PGCA, FRSA. Accompanist: Jane Robertson, GRSM, Dip RCM. Light refreshments available to around 6pm. Further details from PCMF website or Email. The Penistone Competitive Music Festival was founded by Millhouse Green MVC. This event is always on the last Saturday of September. (Registered Charity No. 511148).
  ,,   ,, Quilt and Textile Show - 10am to 4pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall, S36 3ZB. Admission £1 including programme. With quilt and textile displays, trade stalls, tea, coffee and cakes. Also a tombola, with proceeds to the organisers, the Bolsterstone Quilters. For more information (perhaps for vendors), call Karen on 01226 786 310. Bolsterstone. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Choices: Choice of two soups with Roll, Chicken Casserole and veg or Poached Salmon and veg (but no veggie option), Selection of Sweets, Tea/coffee and a raffle. There is also an Open Doors Coffee Morning from 10am. All are welcome. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The FA Vase (Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church FC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. This is Penistone Church FC versus West Didsbury and Chorlton FC. Admission £5, Concessions £3. The poster says: 'Come along and cheer on your local team'. PCFC Clubhouse has a good bar and toilets. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Grand Charity Concert - Doors Open 6.15pm for 7pm start, Penistone Paramount Theatre, S36 6DY. Tickets: Circle £15, Stalls £12 from the Box Office on 76 7532. A joint concert performed by Millhouse Green MVC, Penistone Ladies' Choir (see Facebook) and Thurlstone Brass Band. This event has been organised by the Freemasons of the West Yorkshire Province. See Penistone Paramount Theatre. From two posters with different titles.
  ,,   ,, 'Music from Stage and Screen' - 7.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Free admission but donations welcome. On-road parking. An evening of popular Italian love songs, such as La Traviata and La Boheme, and songs from the shows, including The Swan. These are performed by Elizabeth Charlesworth (Soprano), Eric Cooper (Cello) and David Lewis (Piano).

The first part will be popular Italian arias and the second part will feature songs from American musicals. A splendid evening is guaranteed. Wine and soft drinks are available during the interval for this concert. More information by calling 07407 559 059. For more concerts in this series, see also 6th, 20th November and 4th December below. From a little booklet in Penistone Library.
Sun 25th 'Nearly New Baby Sale' (Table top) - 11am to 1pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. It isn't as illegal as it sounds as there will probably not be any babies on sale. To book a table, please call 01226 370 088 during office hours or (mobile) 07547 479 341 in the evening. Set up tables from 10am. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Spectacular - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall. Free admission. A gathering of businesses involved with weddings. Cannon Hall is a popular venue for the Big Day. See Cannon Hall.
Tues 27th Calamity Jane Rehearsals - From 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This is for Penistone Centre Stage Musicals' presentation of Calamity Jane in March 2017. Rehearsals are prior to auditions on Tuesday 4th October. For more information and audition times, please call the Secretary on 01226 370 121. From poster.
Weds 28th PCTT Tidy up, T-P Trail - 9.30am to 2.30pm, Trans-Pennine Trail, 'Penistone Sections', but does not say where to meet, so I'll guess at 'behind the Tesco'. Vegetation clear-up and wild flower sowing. Willing volunteers are welcome to join in with clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council, as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions. See also 20th Oct for the Oxspring bit of the T-P Trail.

Let's nail the 'Trans-Pennine' name once and for all. You can't put 'Transpennine' because, as a place-name, 'Pennine' must be capitalised. Also, 'Trans' in this case is a prefix associated with 'Pennine' and cannot stand alone. This means that 'Trans-Pennine Trail' must always have the hyphen.
Thurs 29th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 9am to 10.45am, Community Room, Thurlstone School. See MacMillan.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 11.30am, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 1pm, Pennine Law, Crown House (the former Rose and Crown), Market Street, Penistone. It might be interesting to do this one and see how they have converted the Rose and Crown into offices. This company used to be Dransfield solicitors. From poster. See MacMillan.
Fri 30th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. Cakes, Tea, Coffee, Raffle, Book Stall and 'Good as New' Clothes Stall. From poster. See MacMillan.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Weaver's Court, off Unwin Street. All welcome. Please come to support and enjoy the occasion.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 11am, Tarimoor Pets Ltd., Unit 2, Hoyle Mill Lane, Thurlstone, S36 9PZ. Joanne Elrod says: Bring yourself and cakes if you want to donate some. I'll be baking a range of goodies and the coffee machine will be up and running (tea for those who prefer it). Well-behaved dogs are welcome. See MacMillan.
RSVP: Email: joanne@tarimoorgundogs.co.uk.

Braford Accordion BandThis is cold tea.Spitfire at the Show

October    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Penistone Beer Festival is back in Penistone Church, Mr Fox makes his annual and strange appearance in Langsett, then it's the usual Hallowe'en hullabaloo from across the pond to get us into the mood for the proper British Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. The last Charity Bonanza is on the 9th. A new ladies undies shop opens mid-Oct.
Sat 1st Macmillan Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea - From 10am, The George, 114 Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. See Facebook event and The George.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Brunch - 10am, St Aidan's, Oxspring. A good fry-up (not very vegetarian) and a good start to the day.
  ,,   ,, Herbs for Winter Health - 1pm to 5pm, Spring Vale Community Gardens, down the lane by the Britannia and turn right immediately before the Dumpit site. Medical herbalist Sue Salmon will tutor this course at the gardens. It's £25 for the session, including some interesting take-aways - and good health. Places are limited so booking is essential, call John Hislop on 01226 791 107. From Facebook and word-of-mouth.
  ,,   ,, School Open Day - Times on application, St John's C of E Infants, Chapelfield Lane, Penistone. It says: 'An Open Day for parents of children due to start EYFS part-time or full-time school in 2017-18 and for parents considering St John's for their child in future.' The closing date for applications is Monday 16th January 2017. There's too much info on the poster in Tesco to put here but you can call them on 76 2496 for info and booking. It looks as though you have to book anyway. There's another on on Saturday 26th November.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children's hospice. Bring plenty of money and bags.
  ,,   ,, Beer Keller Party with Live Oompagh Band - Time not stated - probably evening, White Hart, Bridge End, Penistone, S36 7AH. £11 each includes supper, boisterous music, fun and games. Call 01226 76 2843 for tickets. See White Hart and Facebook.
Sun 2nd 'Crafty Business' Maker's Market (With live music) - 10am - 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. This 'Maker's Market' showcases local artisans, with a range of craft, food and drink stalls and live music by Brandon Walton (See Youtube). This event is organised by the Barnsley-based Crafty Business Network (Facebook), founded in 2014. Alternative Barnsley has an interesting article on them. Prospective vendors will need to complete an Application Form. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Memorial Service for Prof. David Hey - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Local historian David Hey was a professor of History at Sheffield University and had a long association with Bullhouse Chapel, of which he was a trustee. Many people will remember his many interesting books and talks about Yorkshire's history, especially our local area. We are all invited to remember this remarkable man who died in February this year. 'Please come and join us.'
  ,,   ,, Autumn Brass Band Concert - 6.30pm for 7pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. Tickets £10 on sale from July, obtainable from Hade Edge Band members or by calling 01484 680 400. This is a fund-raising event and includes a supper. Hade Edge Brass Band and The Carding Shed.
Weds 5th Friends of Cannon Hall (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Richard Emmerson and J Spencer (think Spencer-Stanhope?).
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Phoenix FC (Football match) - 7.45pm, Penistone Church FC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. Admission £5, Concessions £3. This match is against Phoenix FC of Rotherham (SHS Premier Div). PCFC is in the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL - Div1) and Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League (SHS Cup - Div 1). The Clubhouse has all the facilities for the teams, clean toilets and a good bar. (Facebook). 'Come and cheer on your local team'.
Thurs 6th Community Safety Meeting (formerly called PACT) - 10am, Lower Hall (side room), Penistone Community Centre. Community Safety Meeting (also called PACT meetings) - 7pm, Pendon House. A public meeting to look at local policing matters and receive reports on local crime trends. See Penistone West Local Police Team for dates of meetings and other information. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Coffee Morning - 10am, Penistone Church. In aid of Age Concern.
Fri to Sun
7th to 9th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues all around Marsden. Various ticket prices on the website. Aka 'Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines.' There's a lot going on and far too much for this 'umble website to include. See M JazzFest for tickets and directions. Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England.
Fri 7th Harvest Festival - 7pm, Village Hall, Thurgoland. Admission: Adult £4, Child £2, includes a Chili Supper with vegetarian option. Bar available. Proceeds towards improving the play areas at Thurgoland School. For further information, Email: luciegreen73@gmail.com
  ,,   ,, 'Twilight' Motown and Northern Souls Club - Probably 7.30pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. £5 admission gets you an evening on the dance floor of 'Vinyl Only', with DJs Brian Crossland and Jim Kenny. Also a bar. Tel. 01484 680 300. See The Carding Shed.
  ,,   ,, PB 10s (Musical ensemble) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sat - Thurs
8th to 13th
Eight Days A Week (Beatles film, '12' Rating) - 7.30pm each day and a Saturday 2pm matinee, Paramount Theatre, Penistone. This film looks back at the beginnings of Beatlemania from their Ed Sullivan show and beyond. Run time 2 hours. Call the Box Office on 01226 767532. See the Paramount.
Sat 8th Flu Clinic - The Poster says: 'Are you entitled to one?' 'Don't take a risk this winter.' Please contact Reception to make an appointment at Penistone Group Practice. Call 76 2424. Thurgoland clinic also has one on Thursday, 27th October. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Apple Tasting - 10am to noon, Spring Vale Community Gardens, park on the Dumpit site lane near the Britannia, then walk down. It gets busy near the bottom. This is the first year for the gardens to have apples and we are invited to taste them. Tell them which you like best and stock up on your veg while you are there. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Women's Institute is raising funds for Barnsley Women's Refuge with tea, coffee and cake to enjoy, craft stalls and a raffle. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Raku Pottery' Workshop - 10am to 3pm, Spring Vale Community Gardens, down the lane by the Britannia and turn right immediately before the Dumpit site. This costs £25 each and includes tuition, no experience necessary. To book your place, call Judy on 76 7054 or Maureen on 01226 893 581. From poster.
  ,,   ,, England versus Malta (Football match) - On tv at 5pm. A visit to a pub or the British Legion.
  ,,   ,, Mediterranean Taster Evening with Female Live Vocalist - 7pm to 11.30pm, GJ Activity Centre (opposite the British Legion), St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Price £19.95. Non-refundable deposit of £10. Five star Mediterranean food. Brink your own bottle (ice buckets to hand). To book, call Gemma on (mobile) 07921 815 786. The poster does not say who the singer is.
Sun 9th The Last Charity Bonanza - 10am (time TBC), Penistone Community centre, Church Street. Admission 50p. Bring plenty of carrier bags for this very popular jumble sale. All kinds of stalls to peruse supporting various charities, such as Beryl's Bunnies. There are going to be one or two different stalls this time, with such as gluten-free cakes. Sadly, the organiser is retiring after this one and it does not look as though someone else will take over. Refreshments available. Vendors booking a stall, call 76 7070. From word of mouth and poster.
  ,,   ,, Messy Harvest with Communion - From 10am, Penistone Parish Church. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds 12th Fashion Show - Opens 7pm for 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. Tickets £5, call Eileen on 01226 370 121. Poster says: 'high street quality, bargain prices, all sizes' and 'all items available for purchase on the night by cash, debit or credit card.' Organised by and in aid of Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. See Facebook. The show is put on by The Fundraising Fashion Show Co., Ltd., Newark, Notts, NG24 1EZ (run by Mrs Elaine Ross Dean, who also runs SD Fashion Show Co., Ltd., Nottingham, NG5 1FX). From poster.
  ,,   ,, PFR AGM - 7.30pm, Rafters Room, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. This is Penistone Footpath Runners' Annual General Meeting and they will establish who does what on the Committee and all the usual AGM stuff, like accounts, who makes the tea or whatever. See PFR
Thurs - Sat
13th to 15th
The 71st Annual Holmfirth Music Festival - Various times, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS (almost opposite the Fire Station). This is along the same lines as Penistone Competitive Music Festival, with a range of classes to assess. See HMF for times and syllabus.
Thurs 13th Barnsley Borough Libraries Consultation (Including Penistone) - 9.30am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Barnsley Library Services (Including Penistone) is looking for public feedback 'to help shape the future of the service'. It is important that local people do the online questionnaire in the hope of limiting cuts to a very useful Penistone asset. Follow links from BMBC's Lets Talk Libraries and Libraries Review. However, Section 17 of the survey asks you to choose alternative places where you would like to access Library services (shops, schools, etc.) but does not allow for 'none of the above' and you can't complete the survey without picking one. The organisers are aware of this error which could give the false result that people want to break up the Library service. There is a comments box which allows you to tell them about this mistake, which I hope you will make use of.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Historic Archive Closed - Please note that the Archive will be out of bounds on this day, as a private meeting is taking place in the Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre and preventing access.
Fri 14th Penistone Library and E-Learning Centre Closed - For staff training in the morning. It will re-open for normal service at 1pm.
  ,,   ,, New 'Frillies Boutique' Shop - Opens today. Special opening times of 1pm to 8pm on the big day, normal opening times from Saturday 15th. . For lingerie, nightwear and swimwear. Frillies Boutique, 4 Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 6AJ, opposite Penistone Cop Shop. For more information, call 01226 496 781, Email: shop@frilliesboutique.co.uk. See Frillies Boutique & Facebook.
Fri - Sat
14th, 15th
Penistone Beer Festival - 7pm to 11pm both days, Penistone Church. Admission £6 includes a commemorative glass. This is the original 'Penistone Beer Festival' (beware of imitations) with a wide range of beers and ciders. One hopes they have all had time to settle. A blessing by Father David, then it is live music each night:
  • Friday Night - 'Purple Surina' (Facebook)
  • Saturday Night - 'Six Months in Mexico' (Facebook)
Organised by Denby Dale District Lions (Facebook). Proceeds to Barnsley Hospital 'Tiny Hearts' appeal and Penistone Church (Facebook).
Weekend
15th - 16th
Penistone Theatre Dance Festival - 8.30am to 6pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. In these categories: Ballet, Tap, Groups, Modern, Greek, National and Gymnastics. All are Welcome. Refreshments served all day. This event is continued the next weekend, 22nd and 23rd October. There is no further information, including how to enter or who is the organiser, which is most likely to be Betty Chappelle's dance studio across the road (formerly known as Betty Chapel's). For more info, call the Box Office on 76 7532. This item is from Penistone FM. See Paramount.
Sat 15th 'Keeping the Beat' (Live music) - 7.30pm, The Bridge, Penistone. Featuring: Georgie Harrison, Dave House, The Velcro Teddy Bears and possibly some more acts. This is a fund-raiser for the Children's Heart Surgery Fund at the LGI (probably Leeds General Infirmary) and sponsored by Simon Blyth Estate Agent of Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, near Waggon & Horses, Langsett. The annual procession of rather weird, masked dancers twirling fire sticks and marching to the tavern. This folk event occurs on the Saturday nearest to the 'Hunter's Moon' in October. See Mr Fox for the story and the Waggon & Horses. The next Mr Fox procession is likely to be Saturday 7th October 2017.
Sun 16th Harvest Festival - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Featuring a harvest bake-off. Attendees are asked to bring their baking with them.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission. Everything but the shotgun can be found for the Big Day. Call 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Town versus Sheffield Wednesday - On tv at noon. Probably not on normal tv, so it looks like a visit to a pub or the British Legion.
Mon, Tues
17th & 18th
Boundary Commission Public Hearing - Monday 17th Oct., 10am to 8pm and Tuesday 18th, 9am to 5pm, Council Chamber, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH. Free admission by ticket. Less political people might prefer to make online comments. The Boundary Commission for England's is proposing to put Penistone in the 'Colne Valley' parliamentary constituency and wants to know what people think about it. The new constituency boundary would move south with Holmfirth at its centre, Colne Valley at the top and Penistone at the bottom.

It would be a great shame if Penistone was omitted from the constituency name, given our long history in Parliament. Also, if it stayed as 'Colne Valley', it might signal 'business as usual' and focus attention at the top of the constituency. We could be forgotten. I would urge you all to Have Your Say and ask for a new constituency name with 'Penistone' in it. It might be best to keep your comments simple and to the point. The last date for comments is Monday 5th Dec. All comments will be published the spring next year. Read the BCE Proposals here for Yorkshire and Humberside (pdf).
Mon 17th Penistone Town Council - 7pm, The Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building - turn left through the Carnegie Library door (note 'the Town Hall' is in fact the Paramount). Residents are cordially invited to the meeting and this one might be interesting. A minuted public participation period of 10 minutes precedes the meeting.

The agenda might (or ought to) cover these topics: Co-option to the council for Thurlstone and Millhouse Green, 'Freeman of the Town' award to be (rightly) decided by sub-committee, the NDP, Road markings and a collision on the Squareabout, Naming an un-named road, Dangerous sight-lines on Green Road, Armed Forces Day 2017 and - what would a PTC meeting be without the vacuum of the Great Public Toilets Saga (See 2011 Sec 13, pdf). See Pen T Council.
Weds 19th 'Open Air Sculptures' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Jim Milner. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, 'The Match Girls' (musical) - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Admission £10 (includes pie and peas), call 01142 882 100 to reserve a place. This is the return of a popular representation by Bill Owen and Tony Russell of Steel Valley Beacon about the miserable and poorly-paid lives of Bryant and May's women workers. Their exposure to phosphorous while making matches led to horrific and debilitating health problems. London's rich and powerful looked on as 2,000 women marched on Westminster in the summer of 1888. Inspired by the 'Match Girls' march, London's dock workers and tram drivers marched the following year in pursuit of better working terms and conditions. This might be thought of as the beginnings of the Trades Unions. Wortley Hall. From flyer.
Thurs 20th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, PCTT Tidy up, T-P Trail Tidy - 9.30am to 2.30pm, Trans-Pennine Trail, Oxspring Junction. This one is for 'heather habitat management', so you will probably need to wear a dark suit and tie but not the after-shave. Willing volunteers are welcome to join in this and other clean-up events in our area. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' (PCTT) is a volunteer unit set up by Penistone Area Council (PAC), which itself comes under Barnsley MB Council as part of Barnsley's 'Love Where You Live' (LWYL) volunteering campaign (Facebook). The PAC has plenty of money to spend on this and other local improvement missions, so you might still get the suit. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Adult Learning Open Day - 2.15pm to 6.30pm, Penistone Library. Come along and speak to a tutor about course options for the following subject areas: Arts and Crafts; Sugarcraft; Digital Photography; Computers; English and Maths; British Sign Language; Health, Fitness and Relaxation; Sewing; Languages (French, Spanish, German or Italian). The courses are delivered by 'Adult Skills and Community Learning' which sounds like a Barnsley Council scheme.
  ,,   ,, Swishing Event - 7pm to 9pm, Penistone Church. £5 admission. Something bit like a clothes jumble sale but you get a discount on goods bought if you bring your good stuff there for sale. I hope that makes sense. From poster.
  ,,   ,, A Fund-raising Evening of Fashion - Opens 7pm, The Carding Shed, Hepworth. Advance tickets £15, includes canapés, call 01484 680 400. Menswear, womenswear and exclusive vintage Yorkshire dresses. See the Carding Shed. In aid of the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets: Adult £5, Child £2.50, Pie & Pea supper included, with vegetarian option. Various categories of questions and a GK quiz. From Look Local.
Fri 21st
to Mon 31st
School Holiday - Officially, Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2016. Last day at school is Friday 21st to return on Monday 31st October (that's on Hallowe'en day). Then there's nothing until Friday 16th December, the Christmas break. See BMBC School Calendar website.
Weekend
22nd - 23rd
Penistone Theatre Dance Festival - 8.30am to 6pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. In these categories: Ballet, Tap, Groups, Modern, Greek, National and Gymnastics. All are Welcome. Refreshments served all day. This event started on the weekend of 15th and 16th October. There is no further information, including how to enter or who is the organiser, who is most likely to be Betty Chappele's dance studio across the road. For more, call the Box Office on 76 7532. This item is from Penistone FM. See Paramount.
  ,,   ,, 'I Scream' Weekend - Times not given, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, above Ingbirchworth (left of the main road), HD8 8XY. This is their last market of the year. Hallowe'en crafts, pumpkins to carve, arts and crafts stalls. Free activities for children. See Olive Made and Yummy Yorkshire.
Sat 22nd A Boden Party (Ladies' clothes) - 9.30am to 3.30pm, No. 301, Barnsley Road, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JA. The idea is much like the Tupperware parties of yesteryear in private homes. The poster says: 'Please join me for tea, cake, coffee and shopping' and 'Contact Caroline on 07402 985 285, or just come along' but it would be good manners to say that you are coming. This one has 20% off 'plus delivery and returns'. Reading about a Boden party organiser, it seems they can be busy events with the host run off her feet, so do be kind to her. See Boden. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Church Craft Fair - 10am to 2pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. No admission stated, probably free. Cake stall, Christmas goods, cards, crafts, refreshments, tea, coffee and jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings. Spring Vale was always two words when I was a lad. I think it was a mistake on the Spring Vale Depot sign that started it off being one word, then everybody copied it. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Beginner's Ukulele Workshop - 10am to 3pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Ticket £12.50 includes a dinner (Main course) in the pub. This workshop is aimed at beginners and improvers who wish to learn or brush up on all the basic playing skills. Tickets available from tutor Chris McShane. See also Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival Auction - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. Everyone welcome. All proceeds to the residents' fund. It's an old folks' home. Everyone calls it 'Buckingham Palace' around here. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Shirwood Colliery - 3pm, Penistone Church FC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. Admission £5, Concessions £3. PCFC is in Division 1 of the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL) and Division 1 of Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League (SHS Cup). The Clubhouse has all the facilities for the teams, clean toilets and a good bar. (Facebook). The poster says: 'Come and cheer on your local team'.
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh - 6pm to 11.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets £5 and children £2, available from Penistone Church Team Office (Booking Office): 01226 370 954. Music provided by local folkmeister Chris McShane and a bar from The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Refreshments also available. Organised by 'Heads Together', a trust set up by Claire Throssel in the aftermath of the devastating loss of her sons, Paul and Jack. From Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Harvest Festival - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Green Dragon, Thurgoland. All proceeds to Thurgoland Village Welfare Charitable Trust (which needs the right initials to make an acronym) and The Lullaby Trust. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Denby Ladies' Annual Harvest Festival Auction - 8pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Arrive early if you want a seat. The Denby Ladies will be going around Denby this coming Friday and Saturday to collect donated goods or produce for their Harvest Festival Auction. If you have anything that you would like to donate, then please leave it out on your doorstep with the flyer attached (Denby residents will have received the flyer). All monies raised on the night goes into the village to benefit our Senior Citizens. From The George Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. All donations welcome. Proceeds to Bluebell Wood Hospice and Thurlstone Community Group. The Huntsman - FB - Tel. 76 4892.
Sun 23rd Antique and Collectables Fair - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. Admission 50p. Stalls and home-made refreshments. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - Time not given, Bullhouse Chapel.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 7pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Jimmy Stafford will be auctioneer and is likely to arouse many a chuckle. Lots of fresh produce and other interesting donations. All donations gratefully received and you are welcome to bring buns, cakes, fresh produce, etc. on the night. Proceeds to Penistone Round Table and Heads Together, which honours the memory of the Penistone lads, Jack and Paul. For more information, call 76 3259. See the Waggon.
Tues 25th Children's Bushcraft Event - Spring Vale Community Gardens, down the lane by the Britannia and turn right immediately before the Dumpit site. This is suitable for 6 to 11 year olds only and places are limited so book early via the Community Gardens website. A fun and basic introduction to bushcraft led by two professional artists and outdoor leaders. Have a go at shelter-building, fire-making and mallet-making, safely using all kinds of hand tools from natural materials in the Garden’s brilliant surroundings. You might want to bring a snack and a drink to enjoy while on the session and even bring a picnic for afterwards. From Facebook.
Weds 26th Christmas Stock Preview Night - 4pm to 8pm, Adore Gift Shop, 17 High Street, Penistone. Come along to see the new range of Christmas jewellery, gifts and decorations, with a special 10% discount on Preview Night. For more information, call 01226 370 153. From flier.
  ,,   ,, Manchester United versus Manchester City - On tv at 8pm. Another good excuse to visit a pub or the Royal British Legion.
Thurs 27th '4-Networking Penistone Breakfast' - 8am, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Yes it really does say 8am. Admission £13 cash. This informal networking event is aimed at business people in our area. Its Penistone group leader is Andrea Honeybone of Pennine Law. The event includes breakfast, three 1-2-1 meetings and a '4Sight' presentation, titled 'The Sporting Director.' by Neil Jaggar, Director of the business consultancy company, Jackroyd Developments Ltd. Other 4N breakfasts are same time same place every fortnight, eg.: 10th and 24th November, 8th and 22nd December &c. See 4Networking.
  ,,   ,, Apocalypse Zombie Assault Course - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Greno Woods. £5 per person for both events. This is aimed at children of 8 to 13 years old, with more details here. Also an afternoon event from 1.30pm to 3.30pm 'Wicked Fun in Greno Woods' is aimed at younger children, under 8. More details here. These two events are organised by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.25pm to 3.25pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Limited walk-in slots possible but they prefer people to make an appointment. The afternoon session might be aimed at the schoolies. Tea and biscuits provided in exchange for "very nearly an armful" (Tony Hancock). For more information, call 0300 123 23 23, see Blood.
  ,,   ,, Skating Halloween Party - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. All tickets £5, available from reception or call/text (mobile) 07341 300 259. This event was very popular in 2015, with 'witches and ghouls galore'. See Sporting Penistone for more information, such as: 'We’ll play scary games, eat gruesome party food and there will be a fancy dress parade with prizes – so come in your best costume! Tickets are limited and selling fast so get the date in your diary.'
Fri 28th Half Term Hallowe'en Activity - 10am to noon, Penistone Library. Free 'trick or treat' biscuit decorating for 5 to 11 year olds. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent during the session. Booking not necessary. Come along and decorate scary buns and biscuits. Funded by Penistone Ward Alliance. From poster.
Sat 29th Beginners' Ukulele Ensemble - 10am to 3pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Ticket £12.50 includes lunch (Main course) in the pub. Playing as an instrumental ensemble and rehearsing to suit all abilities. Tickets available from tutor Chris McShane.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Dinner - Noon, Penistone Church. Starter: Soup;  Main Course: Fish Pie or Cottage Pie (no veggie option) followed by a choice of dessert. tea and coffee available. Also local information leaflets, smiles and friendly company. Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Pumpkin Hunt and Children’s Party - 2pm to 5pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Tickets £3.50 per child. The young 'uns will be touring Thulstone looking for pumpkins then it is back to the School Hall for a party. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their best hallowe'en costumes. For more information, call (mobile) 07933 394 265 or by Email thurlstonecg@gmail.com. This item stolen from Penistone FM Events List.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC (1st Team) versus Worsborough Bridge - 3pm, Penistone Church FC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone. Admission £5, Concessions £3. PCFC is in Division 1 of the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL) and Division 1 of Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League (SHS Cup). The Clubhouse has facilities for teams, clean toilets and a good bar. 'Come and cheer on your local team'. See PCFC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Hallowe'en - 5pm to 7pm in the Spooky Market Barn. Admission same as last year: £4 on the door, advance tickets £2.50 per child (wristband). Lots of family fun and 'spooktacular' activities (included in ticket price) for children 4 to 11 years old. Fancy Dress competition and Carved Pumpkin competition. Open to everyone with food and drink available. Don't forget to bring the kids in fancy dress with their carved pumpkins for the competitions. Organised by Penistone Round Table and sponsored by Butcher Residential and CD Autos. See Penistone Round Table.
  ,,   ,, Country and Western Night - Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start (until 11pm), St John's Village Hall (next to Cricket Club), HoylandSwaine. Tickets £15, from HoylandSwaine Church or Margaret Robinson on 76 4206, to include a 'Full Western Supper' (or vegetarian alternative) and glass of wine. Please book the meal when buying tickets (let them know which meal). Music by The Dusty Roads and Pardners. The poster says: "Come on down to the Ho' down and enjoy some tasty vittels with the music." Organised by the Mothers' Union.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Disco - Doors open 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £5, Adults only. Tickets on sale at The George Inn, Upper Denby, Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone and Denroyd Farm. See Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Brass and Voices' Concert - 7.15pm start, to 9.15pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Tickets £5, pay at the door. A joint concert by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir and Thurlstone Training Band. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The ELO Experience (Tribute Band) - 7.30pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. Tickets £22, call the Box Office on 76 7532 or book online from the Paramount. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Ball - 8pm, The Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Age limit of 18yrs and above only. Hallowe'en fancy dress and masked ball, prizes to win, crazy coctails and shots, 'rotten raffle' prizes for costume and mask. For further information, call 76 6361. From Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, British Summertime (BST) Ends in the UK - Clocks go back one hour - at 2am Sunday morning. 'Spring forwards, fall backwards' (or 'Winter draws on, Summer pants away'). Fire and Rescue people suggest the clock-change time to check your smoke detectors.
Sun 30th Grin and Bear It 2016 (Fell Race) - Sets off 10.30am (Registration from 8.30am), Langsett Barn, Langsett, Stocksbridge, S36 4GY, Grid Ref SE 210 004. This is a mixed terrain fell race of 25km = 15½ miles and is held under FRA regulations. Race HQ has changing facilities, toilets, refreshments and parking. Note that dogs are not allowed due to restrictions on the land being covered. See GnB for more.
  ,,   ,, 'Nearly New Baby Sale' - 1pm, The Pie Hall, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. To book a table, call (mobile) 07547 479 341. No babies were harmed in the making of this sale. From poster.
Mon 31st All Hallows Eve or 'Hallowe'en'; the evening before the more respectful 'All Saints Day' on 1st November, and therefore somewhat less saintly. Dictionary Entry, Hallow/ˈhaləʊ/: Verb: Honour as holy; Noun: A saint or holy person. Saints are 'Hallowed', you see, and 'Evening' is shortened to 'E'en' and needs an apostrophe for the missing letter. Hallowe'en dates from about 1745 and is of Christian origin from the UK, with carved turnips as Jack o' Lanterns. Americans found pumpkins more plentiful and easier to carve and they didn't have Bonfire Night so Hallowe'en caught on over there. And chewing gum.
  ,,   ,, Open Evening - 6pm to 9pm, 18 Market Street, Penistone. The location is not clear. 18a is the Greetings Card shop, so it might be somewhere on the floor above. Anyway, assuming you can find it, you can meet local artists and businesses and help raise money for the Penistone Historic Archive. Free wine and nibbles and discounted goods (what sort?) also on sale. From Penistone FM.

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November   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Guy Fawkes Night, the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony and the PGS Remembrance Ceremony.
Tues 1st All Saints Day (or All Hallows Day). The reason why Hallowe'en exists at all. You are supposed to behave yourself (after going daft the night before) and respect the Saints.
  ,,   ,, Free Sugarcraft Taster Sessions - 10am to noon, Penistone Library. Free sessions. The poster shows buns and cakes with decorative icing.
Weds 2nd Wicca and Hallowe'en (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Liz Parkhirst to keep you spellbound. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
Thurs 3rd Somme 100 Festival of Remembrance - 7pm, Horizon Community College, Barnsley. Free admission. A bit outside our area but it has been organised with the help of a local resident.
Fri 4th Motown Evening (Live music and food) - 7pm to late, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Tickets £15 includes a glass of prosecco or small glass of house wine and a choice of antipasti or vegetarian platter. This is an evening with Kevin Curtin, for Motown, soul and funk classics. For more information or bookings, call in the café or phone 76 1583. From sandwich board and poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Twilight' Motown and Northern Souls Club - 7.30pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. £5 admission gets you an evening on the dance floor of 'Vinyl Only', with DJs Brian Crossland and Jim Kenny. Also a bar. Tel. 01484 680 300. Always the first Friday of the month. See The Carding Shed.
  ,,   ,, New Orleans Wiggle (Musical ensemble) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Weekend
5th, 6th
Barnsley Model Railway Exhibition - Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland, S74 9HE. Admission: Adult £4, Concession £3, Under 5 years old free. This club meets 7.30pm on Tuesdays, at 31A Highstone Road, Barnsley, S70 4EJ. See Barnsley MRC. From poster.
Sat 5th
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Penistone Railway Station Clean-up - 10am, Penistone Railway Station, see Google Map. This is an effort by the Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers to tidy up the area by cutting shrubs back to allow wild flowers to flourish. It also falls on the T-P Trail CV 5th Birthday, and they will have some cake. Everyone is invited to join in and they will provide gloves, tools and drinks. You need to be wearing old clothes, stout footwear, waterproofs and to bring some snap with you. If you've not been before, take a look at T-P Trail CV (Facebook) for more guidance.
  ,,   ,, TBC - Bonfire Night - 6pm, Travellers Inn Oxspring. This one appeared on their Facebook for 2015 and was likely to be repeated this year, although never conformed.
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Guy Fawkes Night (Penistone Community Bonfire) - Opens 6.45pm, Fire lit 7.15pm, Fireworks 7.30pm, Penistone Showground. Admission is the same as last year, Adult £4 and under-16s free. Hot snacks and drinks available, possibly bonfire toffee and parkin. Penistone FM too. The 'Guys' go on the fire after judging. It is our duty to commit this to memory:

"Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no Reason why Gunpowder, Treason,
Should ever be Forgot."

And we still remember more than four centuries later. Our local Community Bonfire with a fireworks display is organised by Penistone Round Table (Facebook) with Penistone Fire and Rescue. The RT is a very active organisation which organises the big Penistone events that the council used to run many years ago, such as; the Mayor's Parade, Penistone Gala, Bonfire Night, Santa's Sleigh Run and the Christmas Lights Switch-on. RT always receives a generous grant from Penistone Town Council for its good work (£5,000 this year, usually £3,500). Please see the Bonfire page.
Sun 6th Schubert Concert - 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Admission free but donations are welcome. On-road parking. Schubert (1797 - 1828) wrote more than 600 songs. A few of them will be performed by Elizabeth Charlesworth (Soprano) with David Lewis on the piano. The exuberant Seligkeit will be on the menu. There are two more concerts in this enjoyable series; Sun 20th November and Sun 4th December. More information by calling 07407 559 059. From a little booklet in Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel, S36 9NF. Turn right immediately before the wind turbine which is up from Millhouse Green. Free admission. Please do not park on the grass verge if the small car park is full. Described as 'The new, revised professional presentation'. Performed by Ann Wilkes (Soprano), Rowena Burton (alto), Malcolm McJohn (Tenor) and Thom Meredith (Bass) and the singing is conducted by Jane Hobson , with Susan Marshall conducting the orchestra. Rehearsals for Choir and Orchestra at 2pm. From Millhouse Methodist Chapel and poster. See my tour of Bullhouse Chapel, built in 1692.
  ,,   ,, The Tin Bath (Steam Train) - Around 2.35pm, Penistone Railway Line. A very expensive round trip based on Preston, Lancashire. Steam train timings are often a long way out, so get your flask of tea and your winter woollies on. Once again, this double-header is scheduled to pass over Penistone viaduct with a lot of enthusiasts watching on. See the Tin Bath for more details.
Mon 7th New '3 Fryers' Fish and Chip Shop - Opens this day, 4pm to 10pm. This is the former 'Dolphin' chippie down Shrewsbury Road. A sign says: 'Fish and Chips, Kebabs, Burgers and Southern Fried Chicken'. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Ceramics Workshop - 6.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Workshop fee £27 each. . Make personalised hanging decorations from porcelain using cutting shapes and fabrics pressed into porcelain clay. Bring your own biscuit cutters if you like. Also a decorative porcelain tea-light holder. The finished pieces be taken away for 2-3 weeks for glazing and firing, before collection by arrangement. These will make good gifts for Christmas. Wear suitable clothes for working with clay (which will all wash off) or an apron. Details from Eventbrite. See also Thurs 17th November for a similar workshop but at 10am. See Sporting Penistone.
Thurs 10th '4-Networking Penistone Breakfast' - 8am, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Yes it really does say 8am. Admission £13 cash. This informal networking event is aimed at business people in our area. Its Penistone group leader is Andrea Honeybone of Pennine Law. The event includes breakfast, three 1-2-1 meetings and a '4Sight' presentation, titled 'Top 10 Quick Business wins' by Philip Grundell of How Academy. 4N breakfasts are every fortnight, on 24th November, 8th and 22nd December and so on. See 4Networking.
  ,,   ,, PGS Post-16 Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. To request more information, email: post16@penistone-gs.uk. See Penistone Grammar School.
  ,,   ,, Community Safety Meeting (also called a 'PACT meeting') - 7pm, Pendon House. A public meeting to look at local policing matters and receive reports on local crime trends. See Penistone West Local Police Team for dates of meetings and other information. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Yorkshire Chandelier Open Day - From 8pm, Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, S6 2HH. Yorkshire Chandelier is a women’s clog-dancing team, founded in 1975, with female dancers (16+) and male and female musicians (16+). 'Come along and see what we can do. Join in and have some fun'. A bit outside our area but Hillsborough is on the main road from Penistone and there aren't many organisations like this around. See Yorks Chandelier, Facebook, or call (mobile) 07867 545 752 for more information. From poster.
Fri, Sat
11th & 12th
'Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire' (Craft fair) - 10am to 6pm, Silkstone Parish Church, S75 4JN. A pop-up gift shop with more than forty stalls of arts and crafts from local artists, just nicely in time for Christmas presents. All welcome. From Look Local and poster.
Fri 11th
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Poppy Appeal RBLPGS Remembrance Ceremony - 10.15am, War Memorial Stone by Penistone Grammar School's road entrance. Ample off-road parking. Please note that this has been moved forward to accommodate the 11am ceremony at Penistone War Memorial (often mis-named 'The Cenotaph'). The memorial has a roll of honour of PGS alumni who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918. The ceremony will have an address by PGS Principal Jo Higgins and Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, with Father David and others. Also a wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour will be read out, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am, for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. This event is on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday and drops on Armistice Day this year. 'For our today, they gave their tomorrow'. See PGS.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, War Memorial, outside Penistone Church. This is not the big one on Remembrance Sunday but there will be some of the usual elements, such as prayers and the Last Post. (My thanks to Carol Bradbury for this one).
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Concert - 7pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Denby. Tickets: Adults £8, under 16s free, available from The George, Upper Denby, Melvyn Carr, Ingbirchworth and Denby Dale newsagents. Ticket includes a hot supper and glass of wine. Come along and sing the old favourite wartime songs with Bolsterstone MVC and the City of Sheffield Brass Ensemble. For more information, call Graham on (mobile) 07776 360 137. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Friends of the Choir Concert' - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £5 or pay at the door. Millhouse Green MVC in concert with guest soprano Ann Wilkes. Optional Pie and Peas for £5 if you book it. For tickets (and pie and peas) or further information, call Steve on 76 1952. See MG MVC. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The 'Last Laugh' Comedy Club - 8pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £12, call Box Office on 76 7632. Suitable for over-18s only. MC Toby Foster introduces his guests Kiri Pritchard McClean, Bobby Sparkler and Paul McCaffery (Line-up liable to change). See Last Laugh Comedy and Paramount. This item from Visit Penistone.
Sat 12th Autumn Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road (up by the Cop Shop). Admission 50p. Tea or coffee and cake, £1. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Martha's Mini-Market' - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Church. The poster says: 'Coffee and Cake Stall, Raffle, Hand-made Crafts and Hot Sandwiches.' This is to raise funds for PGS student Martha towards her 'World Challenge' trip to Morrocco. The students have to raise £1500 (each?) to take part in the trip. Martha and family have been making goods to sell at this event, which has a Morroccan and Christmas theme. You can also get a nice cup of tea and local info leaflets in the Church. More info: Darren.wastnage@btinternet.com. See Pen Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Family and Local History Fair - 10am to 4pm, Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road (B6432), Huddersfield, HD1 3LG. This is on the road which links Chapel Hill with Manchester Road (near Plumb Centre). Admission £2.50. Accompanied children under 16 free. Ample free parking. A bit outside our area again but they claim to have something for everyone interested in history, whether a beginner in local history or an experienced family historian. A large number of stands and exhibitors, including a variety of family and local history societies, books, maps and genealogy supplies and maps. See HDFHS.
  ,,   ,, Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, The Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. Admission not stated. Limited off-road parking. A variety of hand-made crafts and unique gifts. See the Pie Hall.
  ,,   ,, Autumn Fayre - Noon, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Lunches served from noon, £3 for either soup, a jacket spud or a sweet (that's what I think the poster means). Free tea and coffee. Proceeds to church funds.
  ,,   ,, John Mann (Organ Concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All tickets £8.50, no concessions advertised. The Organist, Pianist, Entertainer and Broadcaster John Mann is returning to the console of the Paramount's Mighty Compton Cinema Organ to present an entertaining afternoon of music and mirth. If it is booked up, some spare seats might be available by calling the Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Selby Town - 3pm kick-off, PCFC, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Usually £5. This match is in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1. Founded in 1906, the club has a good pitch, a good clubhouse, good beer and parking. Please note that dogs are not allowed at PCFC. Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Sun 13th Holmfirth Art Market - 10am to 4pm, Holmfirth Indoor Market. Admission £2, includes entry into an art raffle. Under 14s free. Original art, design and contemporary craft for sale and commission. The flyer shows a long list of exhibitors. A similar event on Sunday 27th appears to have a different long list of exhibitors. See Artmarkets.
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Poppy Appeal RBLPenistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - The Parade will assemble 10.20am by Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane, to process at about 10.40am. This is for service and ex-service men and women, with representation from Fire & Rescue, Scouts and Guides, local dignitaries, RBL members and the public. Thurlstone Brass Band will lead the parade, to join the assembly by Penistone War Memorial outside Penistone Church. The ceremony takes place there with prayers, wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. This year also marks the centenary of the Somme Campaign, which ran from 1st July to 18th November 1916 and affected nearly every place in the Kingdom. A Service of Remembrance follows in Penistone Church. See RBL Website and the Remembrance page on this website. Facebook also has a 'Lest We Forget' page. Some History: The first two minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am on Armistice Day and the first Poppy Day was held on 11th November 1921. Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Remembrance Ceremony - Assemble from 10.30am at the new War Memorial, Thurlstone. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
Weds 16th In Flanders' Fields (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by John Gilligan. Last historic presentation of the year.
Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, 'Alan Bennett's Diaries Live' (Talk and Film, probably safe for all audiences) - Starts 8pm prompt, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets: Circle £15, Stalls £13 and Concessions £11, Box Office 76 7532. A candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no signs of slowing down. The event will include a screening of the new film 'Alan Bennett’s Diaries' (see Trailer), followed by an exclusive Q&A with Alan Bennett, broadcast live to cinemas across the UK from Primrose Hill Community Library, London. His very entertaining diaries have also been being recently serialised on Radio 4. See Paramount.
Thurs - Sun
17th to 20th
Art at the Altar - Opens 10.15am each day, to 8pm on Thurs/Fri and 5pm on Sat/Sun, Penistone Parish Church. Free admission. Refreshments available. This ever-popular arts and crafts event has been running for several years now. I recommend their cloth bags too, which are hard-wearing and great for shopping. Hen's Teeth was established in 2005 by a co-operative of local artists and friends. 'Please go and shop local from local artists. Every sale makes us jump up and down a little bit xx.' See Hen's Teeth, S Catterall Jewellery and Penistone Church (Facebook). The pentagram on display in the far corner of the church was a bit naughty for a place of worship.
Thurs 17th Ceramics Workshop - 10am to 12.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Workshop fee £27 each. Make personalised hanging decorations from porcelain using cutting shapes and fabrics pressed into porcelain clay. Bring your own biscuit cutters if you like. Also a decorative porcelain tea-light holder. The finished pieces be taken away for 2-3 weeks for glazing and firing, before collection by arrangement. These will make good gifts for Christmas. Wear suitable clothes for working with clay (which will all wash off) or an apron. Details from Eventbrite. See Sporting Penistone.
Fri, Sat
18th - 19th
Endellion Theatre Company - Fri 8pm and Sat 2.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QP. For free tickets, Email: fantasticksyorkshire@gmail.com. The Endellion Theatre Company (Facebook) will perform Terence Rattigan's 'The Browning' and David Hare's 'South Downs' with music by students of The Royal Northern College of Music. This event was not very well advertised.
Fri to Sun
18th - 20th
(The Other) Penistone Beer Festival - Times not stated, White Heart, Penistone Bridge. Free admission. Penistone Church was first to claim the 'Penistone Beer Festival' title which, unfortunately, relegates this one to be 'The Other Penistone Beer Festival.' It will still be worth the visit, with around 25 Real Ales and Ciders. Also food and live music throughout the weekend. See the White Heart.
Fri 18th Somme Remembrance Event (National) - In Thiepval, France. This is a Royal British Legion event to mark the end of the Somme campaign of the Great War, which had started 1st July 1916 and lasted for 141 days until 18th November 1916. There were 57,470 British casualties on Day One, including 19,240 killed. A third of the 430,000 British casualties in the Somme campaign died. The event will be supported by representatives of the Pals Battalions and serving military.
Sat 19th Penline LogoHonley to Brockholes Walk - 9.40am at Honley Railway Station (9.18am train from Penistone). This is a nine-mile walk led by Geoff Ryder, visiting the Upper Holme Valley and taking in part of Holmfirth. The finish is at Brockholes railway station. Geoff will also be taking bookings for the 17th December walk, to arrange Pie and Peas at the George, Upper Denby.
Walk organised by the Penistone Line Partnership, whose walk leaflets and quarterly news booklet can be found in Penistone Library and at Huddersfield Railway Station.
  ,,   ,, 'Name the Fox' Naming Ceremony - 10am, Bullhouse Bridge. The winner of the 'Name the Lady Fox' competition has been announced as  Alison Brown, with her naming suggestion of 'Willow'. The ceremony will be attended by Stephen Tarr (Wood Sculptor and PFM Presenter) and Mandy Loach (T-PT Officer), with Alison and her family. Also the local press and Penistone FM. All are welcome. This competition prize is a half-hour radio show. The winner will read local news and weather, choose music and possibly do an interview. It was organised by Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers (T-P Trail CV) and Penistone FM (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Church Fair - 10am to 1pm, Green Moor Methodist Church. Free entry. Various stalls, refreshments, bacon butties, tombola, raffle, cakes, buns, nearly new stall, white elephant stall, books, toys and more. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Quest Taekwondo' Seminar - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. Admission £25, booking required, call (mobile) 07938 949 923. This is a seminar by Paul Green, coach of the double Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones, World Champion and Olympic Bronze medallist Bianca Walkden and others. For more information, call the above number or email: mike@questtaekwondo.org. PGS runs Quest Taekwondo classes which are suitable for men, women and children (4 yrs+) of all abilities.  The first lesson is free for all starters (four free sessions for PGS students) and PGS schoolies get 10% off. See Quest Taekwondo.
  ,,   ,, Scouts' Curry and Quiz Night - 7pm to 11pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Road, Penistone, S36 6ET. Advance tickets only, £7.50, Concessions £5, available from Scout Leaders or by calling (mobile) 07921 766 357. Some off-road parking up Wentworth Crescent. Curry or a non-curry alternative (not specifically vegetarian) will be served in the interval. Drinks available on the night or bring your own. See Penistone Scouts on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Talon (Eagles Tribute) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All tickets £20, no concessions advertised. Talon presents a brand-new production of their award winning 'Best of Eagles' tour. Run time about 2hrs. See Paramount, Box Office 76 7532; 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Sun 20th 'The Romantics' (Musical Concert) - 7.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Admission free but donations are welcome. On-road parking. Songs by Brahms, Strauss, Delius type of thing, sung by Elizabeth Charlesworth (Soprano), with John Kenyon on piano and Charlotte Kenyon on violin. It will be a good night. There is one more concert in this series on Sunday 4th December. More information by calling 07407 559 059. From a little booklet in Penistone Library.
Weds 23rd Penistone Church FC versus Knaresborough Town - 7-45 pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3 (OAPs and Juniors 14 and 15yrs), Under 14yrs free. PCFC Clubhouse bar is open 6pm to 11pm, with hot drinks, warming hot snacks and light meals around game time. Also a well-stocked bar with three real ales, bottled and draught beers, lager, cider, alco-pop, wine, spirits and soft or hot drinks. Parking and toilets. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Thurs 24th '4-Networking Penistone Breakfast' - 8am, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Yes it really does say 8am. Admission £13 cash. This informal networking event is aimed at business people in our area. Its Penistone group leader is Andrea Honeybone of Pennine Law. The event includes breakfast, three 1-2-1 meetings and a '4Sight' presentation, titled 'Can Trello change how you manage your business?' by Sarah Gathercole of The Office Fixer Ltd. 4N breakfasts are every fortnight, on 8th and 22nd December and so on. See 4Networking.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 10am to 6pm, Penistone Library. Free admission includes a raffle ticket. Penistone Library is having its first ever Christmas Fayre, with free tea, coffee and biscuits, local authors to meet, stalls: Christmas gifts to buy, Rag rug demonstration, free raffle entry for every visitor and children’s face painting (£1 charge, 3pm to 6pm). Please come along and support your local library. See Facebook Event.
Fri/Sat
25th, 26th
'Madagascar' (Live Musical) - 7pm (also 2pm Saturday matinee), Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets: Stalls/Circle £12, Concessions £10, on-line or Box Office 76 7532. A two-hour, live performance portraying your favourite characters from the blockbuster DreamWorks film, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip-hip-Hippo and the hilarious, plotting penguins in the musical adventure of a lifetime. From the Paukine Quirke Academy (Facebook) and starring Gemma Parker. See Penistone Paramount. Please note that you can only make bookings of up to 10 people on-line.
Fri 25th Yummy Market Opening Night - 5pm to 9.30pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Above Ingbirchworth. 'A truly magical evening with Christmas carols performed by Thurlstone Brass Band. Plus a little elf tells us that Father Christmas will appear at 6pm, hitching a ride on the Yummy Yorkshire Tractor and Trailer. Enjoy a drink from the Yummy Yorkshire Bar and a bite to eat as you browse, make merry and shop.' This runs to Christmas Eve. Yummy Yorks.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in. Penistone RBL
Sat 26th St Leonard's Christmas Fayre - 2pm to 4pm, St Leonard's Church, bad bend at Wortley. A range of stalls including 'Makes and Bakes'. Please come along to what is always a happy Christmassy event and join in the fun. While you are there, ask about the newly-renovated bells. See Wortley Church.
  ,,   ,, School Open Day - Times not given, St John's C of E Infants, Chapelfield Lane, Penistone. It says: 'An Open Day for parents of children due to start EYFS part-time or full-time school in 2017-18 and for parents considering St John's for their child in future.' The closing date for applications is Monday 16th January 2017. There's too much info on the poster in Tesco to put here but you can call them on 76 2496 for info and booking. It looks as though you have to book anyway. This is the second Open Day, the first one being Sat 1st October.
  ,,   ,, 'Una Sinatra Con' (Frank Sinatra Tribute Act) - Doors open 7pm, The Barn (Function Room), Cubley Hall. Standard Ticket £25 or VIP Ticket £125 including B&B for two (see below) and two admissions. There are limited seats and it is likely to be popular, so book early. This evening is an offer you can't refuse, with a celebration of Italy and the Morley-based singer Phil Fryer's tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes, with his beautiful Vegas Showgirls to distract you. All proceeds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Please note: The VIP ticket Bed and Breakfast can be either at Cubley Hall or overspill at Staindrop Lodge, Chapeltown. See Cubley Hall Sinatra.
  ,,   ,, Winter Concert - 7.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets £6 (advance or on the door). An evening with Sheffield Folk Chorale (Facebook). Enquiries call Penistone Church on 01226 370006 or Email: penistone.thurlstone@sheffield.anglican.org. No posters around Penistone. This event had minimal publicity.
  ,,   ,, The Celena Deans Soul Diva Show (Tribute Act) - Time not stated, Hoylandswaine Sports and Athletic Club (Cricket Field), Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JJ. Admission price not stated. Celena does a range of songs from such as Rhianna, Katy Perry, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and more. Nice poster but it lacked information. At least the club gets five stars for hygiene.
Sun 27th First Aid and Defibrillator Course - 8.30am to 3pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Price £40 but free to Leisure Centre volunteers. This course leads to a recognised qualification in 'First Aid at Work' and includes the operation of public defribillators in our area. These can be found at the Leisure Centre, outside Clark's Chemist, by the Community Centre and in Ingbirchworth. To book or for more information, please Email: info@penistoneleisurecentre.org.uk. See Penistone Leisure Centre. There is also a free Defibrillator Training session in St Andrew's Church on 8th December.
  ,,   ,, 'Made and Found' Christmas Market - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Get Christmas of to a festive start at this one-off market in the heart of Penistone. Local food producers, handmade crafts, mulled cider, Christmas trees and much more in the Market Barn. See this Facebook event or this one. Also on posters.
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Art Market - 10am to 4pm, Holmfirth Indoor Market. Admission £2, includes entry into an art raffle. Under 14s free. Original art, design and contemporary craft for sale and commission. The flyer shows a long list of exhibitors, which look different to the Sun 13th event list. See Artmarkets.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' Basic Car Maintenance Class - 11am, The Carding Shed, Hepworth. Course costs £5 per person. IK Classics at The Carding Shed will be running a Ladies Only basic car maintenance class. The class will cover the issues such as basic under bonnet checks, safety checks for everyday driving as well as how to change a tyre safely and will be followed by a short question and answer session to cover any other queries you may have. Please contact High Society on 01484 680400 to book a place. Carding Shed.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Christmas Market - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission and parking. Goodies galore with more than sixty stalls. Refreshments served from the lounge, including cakes and hot roast sandwiches. Bar also open. Treat yourself to a mulled wine and a mince pie and get into the festive spirit. It's worth looking around the Hall and gardens anyway. Call 0114 288 2100. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Price £5.75 per person, please book early. Call 01484 861347, Email: info@thegeorgeinn-upperdenby.co.uk. Join us on one of our walks followed by Home-made Pie, Peas and Potatoes back at The George. See The George and Facebook.
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'Kes' (Film - PG) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10 from the Paramount. This is a special screening of the popular Ken Loache film, starring: David Bradley, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Lynn Perrie, etc. and based on the late Barry Hines' book, 'A Kestrel for a Knave'. Filmed around Barnsley, particularly Lundwood and St Helen's School, Athersley South. This showing will be attended by Barnsley Mayor, Cllr Linda Burgess, raising funds for her chosen dementia charity. See IMDb for the film. Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Festive Fayre - 2pm to 5pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. 'Look Local' says both 'Free admission' and '£2 admission', so you might split the difference and just offer a pound. Crafts, gifts, refreshments, home-baked goods, raffle, competitions, Santa's Grotto and mulled wine.
  ,,   ,, Service of Carols - 2.30pm, Hade Edge Chapel, Hade Edge. Ticket price not stated. A festive concert by Hade Edge Brass Band. Please come along and support the Chapel and the band on this occasion. From Band website.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 4pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Presumably free admission. Members of Thurlstone Brass Band will play along with the hearty singing. The church will be decorated with angels and the 'Memory Tree' will be there. Mulled wine and mince pies too. The Barnsley Chronicle says it is a fund-raiser for the church. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
Tues 29th Spiritualist Medium Night - Doors open 7pm for 8pm start, Rafters Room, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Admission £11, including food. Places must be booked and paid for in advance and by calling 763259 or visiting the pub. This is an evening with the medium Debbie Askew, who has been a few times to the Waggon. Interval for food from 9pm to 10pm. Limited places so book early. Waggon & Horses.
Weds 30th Snow White (Ballet) - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets, £19, £17, £16.50 and £13.50, call the Box Office on 76 7532. This is a performance by the Vienna Festival Ballet (Facebook), with Artistic Director, Peter Mallek, who founded the company in 1980. In this show, hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White to find her Prince Charming. The ballet incorporates all of the essentials: beautiful girl, enchanted mirror and the poisoned apple. 'This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.' See Penistone Paramount Theatre.

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December        Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month MagiChristmas dominates the month, having started on TV in October. But, don't forget: 'It's the reason for the Season.' The RT Sleigh run continues through the month. There's a real feast of Concerts, Carol Services and Church Events (and some of them clash), then it's on to New Year's Eve and the aspirins.
Thurs - Sun
1st to 18th
Santa's Sleigh Run - Santa is touring around our area on the Round Table's sleigh, playing Christmas music through speakers and rattling their collection boxes (the RT boys don't do carol-singing - Bah humbug). They are at the Christmas Lights switch-on on Saturday 3rd outside Penistone Church. This annual event raises a lot of money for local charities and other good causes. The RT had a new sleigh last year. See Penistone Round Table and a low-res poster on Facebook.
Thurs 1st Crafty Creme Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Cafe Creme, 9 High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. £16.50 each paid in advance, booking essential. Introducing the first 'Crafty Creme' evening session of 'Crochet and Cake' with beginner's crochet tuition to make a mitten. That's one mitten, to suit either the left or right hand or you could cheat, make a big one and call it a muffler. The session includes the pattern, a starter kit crochet hook, yarn, a drink and a piece of cake. See Cafe Creme (Facebook) (from a Facebook Event and poster).
Fri 2nd 'Twilight' Motown and Northern Souls Club - 7.30pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. £5 admission gets you an evening on the dance floor of 'Vinyl Only', with DJs Brian Crossland and Jim Kenny. Also a bar. Tel. 01484 680 300. Always the first Friday of the month. See The Carding Shed.
  ,,   ,, Antiques Fund-raiser Evening - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £6.50 by calling 76 8814 or 01142 882 869. Ticket includes an unspecified supper and raffle. Also an antique quiz. Bring along your own antiques for valuation by Pierre Macaig of Wilby's. This is organised by Green Moor Cricket Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Festive Friday' Discos - 7.30pm, Rafters room, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Advance tickets only, £11 each, includes food.  Indulge in our famous Home-made Meat and Potato Pie with mushy peas (veggie option available) and then dance the night away to the classic party and festive hits. This is an event perfect for everyone from couples to works parties to simply friends wanting a great venue for Christmas celebrations. Also on Fridays 8th and 16th December. See Waggon & Horses.
Sat 3rd Shoppers' Carol Singing - 10am to noon, Penistone Tesco. Everyone can join in with Penistone Churches Together singists. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Church Fair - 10.15am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Various stalls and raffle. Tea and coffee from 10.15 to 11.30, Light dinner from noon to 1.30pm. Penistone Church, Facebook.
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Carols and Christmas Lights - The Christmas Lights Switch-on is 4pm outside Penistone Church, near the community Christmas tree. The afternoon usually starts with a good Saturday Market in the Market Barn (usually with Carol Singing 2.30pm to 4pm), then it's a walk via the somewhat exciting Squareabaout to Penistone Church for the Christmas Lights Switch-on at 4pm. This Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis will be hovering near the plunger, watched by Santa and the usual assorted, shivering ankle-biters counting down to the big switch-on. Penistone Round Table will transport Santa and his rosey-cheeked helpers on the RT sleigh. Penistone FM will also be there as a community event. The Switch-on is always on the first Saturday of December.
  ,,   ,, Ingbirchworth Tree and Lights - Barnsley Chronicle says it is the same time as Penistone Lights, by the Village War Memorial. Shepley band will be playing carols to sing along to. Also mulled wine and mince pies.
  ,,   ,, Festive Evening (Live music and food) - 7pm till late, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. £25 per person. A three-course meal with live music of traditional songs. For more information or bookings, call in the café or phone 76 1583. Another Festive Evening on Saturday 10th December. From the sandwich board and poster. Generations Café.
  ,,   ,, St Agnes Fountain (Folk Ensemble) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All tickets £19, no concessions shown. 'Rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and the spoken word. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 and the 24-Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Sun 4th Cinderella and Carvery - Panto starts at 10am, Carvery from noon to 2pm, Wortley Hall. Adults £15.50, Children under 12yrs £10.50. Call 0114 288 2100 for more information. From a Wortley Hall leaflet.
  ,,   ,, 'Sunday with Santa' (Christmas Dinner) - Noon to 3pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Adults £14.95, Children £9.95 (Small three-course) or £6.50 (childrens’ menu). A popular event and tables are reserved quickly.  To avoid disappointment, please book your table on 76 3259 and say that you wish to book for 'Sunday with Santa'. This is the first of three. Other dates are 11th and 18th December. See Waggon & Horses.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Pop-up Christmas Market - Noon to 4pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Stalls selling: bathbombs, candles, handbags, women's and children's clothing, gift stalls, crafts, home-made toys, buns, cakes, hand-made cards, Christmas decorations, home cooking, jewellery, 'Forever' products and Avon. Refreshments and Santa's Grotto. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook) and raising funds for Daisy Chains nursery.
  ,,   ,, Community Carol Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of Christmas with our favourite carols. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Singing for pleasure at Christmas' - 7pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Ticket price not stated. A joint venture with the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers as a fund-raising Christmas Concert for Wortley Rugby Club (Facebook). See Wortley Church.
  ,,   ,, 'Songs that Christmas Forgot' - 7.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Admission free but donations are welcome. On-road parking. Songs from an old book performed by Elizabeth Charlesworth (Soprano), with Hugh Finnigan on piano. Last of five concerts in this series. More info by calling (mob) 07407 559 059. From a little booklet in Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, 'Twilight' Motown and Northern Souls Club - Probably 7.30pm, The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. £5 admission gets you an evening on the dance floor of 'Vinyl Only', with DJs Brian Crossland and Jim Kenny. Also a bar. Tel. 01484 680 300. See The Carding Shed.
Mon 5th Last date for BCE comments. The Boundary Commission for England's proposal is to put Penistone in the 'Colne Valley' parliamentary constituency. Read the BCE Proposals here for Yorkshire and Humberside (pdf) and visit the Have Your Say page, with its comments box. I would urge you all to remark about retaining 'Penistone' in the constituency name. All comments will be published in Spring next year.
  ,,   ,, Table Decoration Class - Time not given, The Art House Café. No fee stated. Learn how to make a Christmas table decoration from bread dough. Limited space, so book early (presumably at the Café). The sign in Penistone Library had the name of Chris North. Arthouse Facebook.
Weds 7th Three-Course Christmas Dinner and Bingo - Served at 12.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Reservations only, £12.95 each. This is an odd one. Website says: 'An afternoon of entertainment combined with a festive lunch with a slight twist. Enjoy a three-course meal followed by festive games of cash bingo.' The menu is: Soup of the Day, Turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, veg and Yorkshire Pud, finished off with a Sherry Trifle. If you can move after all that, it's Bingo time. Also on 14th and 21st December. See Waggon and Horses.
  ,,   ,, 'Bras and Beer Night' - 6.30pm to 9pm, Frillies Boutique (Ladies' undies shop), 4 Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 6AJ, opposite the Cop Shop. Busten-halteren for the boys. 'Gents, are you wondering what to buy for that special lady in your life? Look no further. Frillies could be your solution. We have lingerie, nightwear and swimwear as well as jewellery. The perfect Christmas gifts.' ... 'Come along to our Bras and Beer night, just for men. If you've checked the laundry basket and you're still not sure about sizes, then we have gift vouchers. It couldn't be easier ' See Frillies Boutique (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas Sparkles' (Flower Demo) - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Tickets £5 includes a glass of wine and Christmas tasters. This is a flower demonstration by Plum Cottage Pots. The poster also carries the name of Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook).
Thurs 8th '4-Networking Penistone Breakfast' - 8am, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Yes it really does say 8am. Admission £13 cash. This informal networking event is aimed at business people in our area. Its Penistone group leader is Andrea Honeybone of Pennine Law. The event includes breakfast,three 1 - 2 - 1 meetings and a '4-Sight' presentation, 'Hypnotic Loops - An entertaining look at some practical methods for changing limiting beliefs and behaviours.' 4N breakfasts are every fortnight, on 22nd December and so on. See 4Networking.
  ,,   ,, Remembering Christmas (Traditional Songs and Carols) - 1.15pm and 3pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall, Haigh Lane, S36 7JJ The service is the first 'Dementia-friendly' event by St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine, in the friendly and welcoming environment of the Village Hall. Traditional Christmas refreshments will be provided: Christmas cake, mince pies, sherry, etc. If you have special requirements such as utensils to eat or drink, please bring them with you. Everything else will be provided. This event will also be attended by Rev Tony Robinson, the Bishop of Wakefield. For more information or to reserve places, please call Brenda Young on 76 3258 or text on 07530 721 859. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Entertains, Top of the Bill' (History Group Talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Admission £2, all welcome. This is a talk for Thurgoland Local History Group, by John Wallis. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Defibrillator Training - 6pm and 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone (next door to Library). Free sessions but please confirm your attendance. For people to learn CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and how to use a public access defibrillator, such as those outside Clark's Chemist, Penistone Leisure Centre and the Community Centre. Contact via the Facebook Event page or Twitter. Organised by Penistone and Stocksbridge First Responders.
Fri, Sat
9th - 10th
Marie Curie Collection - 9am to 5pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire - 10am to 8pm (Fri) oe 6pm (Sat), Silkstone Church. Free Entry. Local artisans exhibiting their creations for purchase at a pop-up shop within the church. Great gifts for Christmas. Supporting small businesses and Silkstone Church and aiming to create a fantastic atmosphere for all. Also a raffle and refreshments available. For more information Email: keekee20@hotmail.com. This item from Penistone FM.
Fri 9th Christmas Concert - 6.30pm to 8pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes. Tickets £5 includes mince pie and mulled wine or a soft drink. Tickets from Penistone Church, Goldthorpe's Corn Mill or by calling (mobile) 07788 790 262. A festive concert by Hade Edge Brass Band, back by popular demand after the success of St Anne's Summer Garden Party.
  ,,   ,, 'Kick Off Christmas' - 6.30pm, Village Green, Upper Denby. Complementary glass of mulled wine and mince pie, and carol singing around the village Christmas Tree, followed by Pie & Peas at The George. A Steam Engine keeps us warm this year. Pie and Peas are £4.50 per person and MUST be booked by Wednesday the 7th to avoid disappointment. 50p for every pie sold is donated to the village Christmas Tree Fund. See The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, The Twelve Days of Christmas - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy this joyous celebration of Christmas. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Twilight Soul Club - 7pm until midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. Admission £4. Across the board Northern Soul - with a reputation for playing dance floor winners. Original Vinyl Only. Resident DJs: Jim Kenny, Brian Crossland and Derek Greenhoff. Also, The Brandy Sisters are back for the annual Christmas (mayhem) Party. For more info, call Jim on (mobile) 07825 991 478. See Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, 'Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance' (Play by satellite link, '15') - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £10 and £8, Box Office 76 7532. This is a one-night-only epic love story which tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim who, orphaned by war, falls in love with American GI Chris, but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Cast includes Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. See Paramount.
Sat 10th Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, The Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. Admission not stated. Limited off-road parking. A variety of hand-made crafts and unique gifts. See the Pie Hall.
  ,,   ,, A Compton Christmas Cracker - 2pm Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets, Adults £8.50. Organists Kevin Grunill and Jonathan Eyre (Organist to the University of Sheffield) perform a rollicking feast of music with Penistone Ladies' Choir. The Penistone Paramount website says: 'Only a selection of seats are available here, contact the Penistone Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972, where other seats may still be available.'
  ,,   ,, Festive Evening (Live music and food) - 7pm till late, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. £25 per person. A three-course meal with live music of traditional songs. For more information or bookings, call in the café or phone 76 1583. From the sandwich board and poster. Generations Café.
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All tickets £9, available from: Box Office 76 7532, John Purvis (Rotarian) 01484 665 900, Richard Green (New Mill MVC and Robin Hood) 01484 684 649 and Graham Crossland (Shat Band) 01484 522 441. The annual Grand Christmas Concert, with: Skelmanthorpe Band, New Mill MVC and local soprano Ann Wilkes. All proceeds to unspecified charities for international projects. See Paramount (Event Line 76 2004). Organised by Denby Dale Rotary Club.
  ,,   ,, Choral MVC Concert - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Ticket price not stated, available from Wortley Post Office or by calling Mrs White on 01142 883 563. This is a concert by Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir. Proceeds to church and choir. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun 11th Christmas Nativity - 10am, Penistone Church. Message from Penistone Church on Facebook: 'Join in and come dressed up as one of the characters of the Nativity story'. Lots of crafts, seasonal refreshments and communion. 'Looking forward to seeing you all, Messy Christmas'.
  ,,   ,, 'Crafty Business' Maker's Market - 10am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. This 'Maker's Market' showcases local artisans, with a range of craft, food and drink stalls and live music performers. Organised by the Barnsley-based Crafty Business Network (Facebook), founded in 2014. Alternative Barnsley has an interesting article on them. Vendors need to complete an Application Form via Event Goat. From poster. Some shops are also open on Sunday, such as Halmark Cards (10am) and Cafe Creme.
  ,,   ,, RBL AGM - 10.45am, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. All RBL members are welcome to attend this meeting. Agendas and minutes are not openly available but members may apply to see them upon giving notice. Anyone wishing to be elected to senior posts may put their names on the noticeboard form and each name requires a proposer and seconder. Posts open to election are: President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Special Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge. Admission: Adults £5, Students 16 to 25yrs and 'Seniors Unwaged' £4, Children 5 to 16yrs £3, Children under 5yrs old £1. Free on-site Car Park. No age limit on the Miniature Railway. Hot food available. Wortley Top Forge has an interesting collection of stationary steam machines. 'Open Day' usually means 'Free Entry' - but not this one. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Santa and Carvery - Santa visits from noon to 2pm, Carvery open from noon to 3pm, Wortley Hall. Adults £15.50, Children under 12yrs £10.50. Call 0114 288 2100 for more information. From a Wortley Hall leaflet.
  ,,   ,, 'Sunday with Santa' (Christmas Dinner) - Noon to 3pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Adults £14.95, Children £9.95 (Small three-course) or £6.50 (childrens’ menu). A popular event and tables are reserved quickly.  To avoid disappointment, please reserve your table on 76 3259 and say that you wish to book for 'Sunday with Santa'. This is the second of three. Also see 18th December. See Waggon & Horses.
  ,,   ,, Children's Christmas Disco - 2pm to 4pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. See Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 2pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. With the Combined Schools Choir.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol and Children's Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Carol Service - 3pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, near Millhouse Green. Traditional local carols followed by refreshments. This church is part of the Denby Dale and Clayton West circuit. See DDCW Methodists.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, St John The Evangelist's Church, Upper Denby. Tickets £7 (on the PLC site). A joint concert with Penistone Ladies' Choir and Hobson's Chorus MVC, who have performed several times together. The Ladies' Choir site says:
'Come join us in this lovely church, re-built in 1845. Interestingly, although now a separate parish, Upper Denby once did not have its own church and was part of the parish of Penistone. Maybe that's why we love to sing here at Christmas!'
Mon 12th Christmas Carols - 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Tesco Store. Penistone. Shoppers will enjoy the singing by Millhouse Primary School.
Tues 13th St John's Primary School Infants Nativity - 11am, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Comfort Zone Christmas Dinner - Noon, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Carol Singing (by persons unknown) - 12.30pm, Outside Penistone Library.
Event Goat made a fine mess of this one, pitching is at half past midnight ('12.30am') and not declaring who is doing the singing.
  ,,   ,, Brass Band and Festive Two-course Carvery - Carvery from 5pm to 6.30pm, Band from 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. Adults £15.50, Children under 12yrs £10.50. The leaflet does not give the band name. Call 0114 288 2100 for more information. From a Wortley Hall leaflet.
Weds 14th The Eucharist - 9.45am, Penistone Parish Church. Followed by ‘Coffee & Catch Up’. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Three-Course Christmas Dinner and Bingo - Served at 12.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Reservations only, £12.95 each. Website says: 'An afternoon of entertainment combined with a festive lunch with a slight twist. Enjoy a three-course meal followed by festive games of cash bingo.' The menu is: Soup of the Day, Turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, veg and Yorkshire Pud, finished off with a Sherry Trifle. If you can move after all that, it's Bingo time. Repeated on 21st December. See Waggon and Horses.
  ,,   ,, 'It's a Wonderful Life' (Christmas film, 'U' certificate) - 2pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £6 all areas, Concessions £5 stalls, Box Office 76 7532. A feel-good Christmas film starring James Stewart, with Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Run time about 2 hours. See Paramount.
  ,,   ,, St John's Primary School Juniors Christmas Service - 2pm, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
Thurs 15th Oxspring Choir - 10am to 11am, Tesco Store, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Coffee Morning - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. Followed at 11am by 'Complementary Dinner', provided by Tesco. Presumably we can all join in. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Faith Perspective Advent Course - 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Don't forget: 'It's the reason for the Season.' Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, No Man's Land (Live NT play, '12A') - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £13 stalls/circle, £10 concessions. This is a live performance from the National Theatre via satellite link with Ian McKellern and Patrick Stewart in Harold Pinter's classic tale. Also featuring Owen Teale and Damien Molony. Run time 2½ hours. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Fri 16th Christmas School Holiday - Kids break up. Officially, Monday 19th to Monday 2nd January 2017. Last day at school is Friday 16th, to return on Tuesday 2nd January 2017. This is when Christmas was supposed to get going in earnest, not October. Have a nice Christmas.
See BMBC School Calendar website.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Party and Robbie Williams Tribute Act - Doors open 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £15, include a hot beef sandwich and chips (veggies will probably save their 15 pounds), on sale at The George Inn, Upper Denby, Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone and at Denroyd Farm. See Denroyd Farm.
  ,,   ,, Festive Friday. Evening, to 1am, Spread Eagle, Penistone. This is the re-opening night for the Spread, sfter being closed a couple of months. 'Join us for some Festive Fun - Your Christmas Starts Here' (actually, it started in October on the telly). The word on the street is that it is a karaoke night. This is in the newly refurbished pub, now trading under Craft Union Pubs. Opens 10am every day. See my Spread Eagle page.
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Cancelled
Thurlstone Brass Band - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street.
This has been cancelled as Thurlstone Brass Band is not available. Penistone RBL.
Sat 17th Mother Christmas - 9am to 6pm, Tesco Store, Penistone. Mother Christmas is from Stainborough Rotary Club, with children's treats provided by Tesco.
  ,,   ,, Penline LogoThe Santa Hat Walk - 9.15am from Silkstone Common Railway Station (8.42am train from Penistone).
This is a seven-mile walk, led by Geoff Ryder, and it will call in at The George, Upper Denby for a dinnertime Pie and Peas (which you must book) at 1pm, and washed down by their fine ales. Several pie choices are available including vegetarian, but you are aked to choose the pie in advance. The finish of the walk is at Denby Dale Railway Station. The walk is organised by the Penistone Line Partnership, whose walk leaflets and quarterly news booklet can be found in Penistone Library and at a friendly stall at Huddersfield Railway Station. See The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Coffee Morning - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. All welcome. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Birmingham City versus Brighton (Footie) - 5.30pm, Spread Eagle, RBL and other hostelries.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7pm, St Andrew's Methodist Church, Penistone. Tickets £7 on the door or by calling 76 4281. A delightful concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir with soloist Josh Bailey, in aid of BDGH Tiny Hearts appeal.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets £8 (including refreshments) obtainable by calling Judy on 76 3754 or Derek on 01226 287 226. A concert with Millhouse Green MVC with guests Martha Hayward and Penistone Children's Choir. Proceeds in aid of the Tiny Hearts Appeal. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
Sun 18th Mother Christmas - 10am to 4pm, Tesco Store, Penistone. Mother Christmas is from Stainborough Rotary Club, with children's treats provided by Tesco. Equality is good.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Brass Band - 10am to 4pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, 'Worship 4All' - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. The service will feature 'The Clangers', which are junior hand chime ringers.
  ,,   ,, 'Service of The Word' - 10.45am, Penistone Parish Church. Don't forget: 'It's the reason for the Season.' Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Sunday with Santa' (Christmas Dinner) - Noon to 3pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Adults £14.95, Children £9.95 (Small three-course) or £6.50 (childrens’ menu). A popular event and tables are reserved quickly.  To avoid disappointment, please reserve your table on 76 3259 and say that you wish to book for 'Sunday with Santa'. See Waggon & Horses.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - Time not given, Bullhouse Chapel.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones.
  ,,   ,, Crib Service - 3pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes.
  ,,   ,, 'Carols in the Car Park' - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. This is a joint effort with Penistone Community Church.
  ,,   ,, Manchester City versus Arsenal (Footie) - 4pm, Spread Eagle, RBL and other hostelries.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Themed around businesses in the community and featuring 'The Clangers', which are junior hand chime ringers.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Quiz Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the door.
Mon - Fri
19th to 23rd
Christmas Cupcake Decorating (for Children) - 3pm each day, Cafe Creme, 9 High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. £6.50 per child, includes cupcake with decorations and a mini hot chocolate or baby chino. Book now to reserve your place as there are limited times and numbers each day. Fun for your little ones, with us to clear up the sprinkles after. Cafe Creme (Facebook). (See Facebook Event).
Mon 19th Book Signing - 10am to 5pm, Tesco Store, Penistone. With local author Peter Richardson.
  ,,   ,, Locals' Christmas Party - DJ from 7.30pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone.
A Disco Festive Fun night with Buffet. Hamper raffle ticket with every drink purchased. Win one of three good prizes:
1. A 'Mighty Meat Hamper' (local butcher's voucher),
2. A 'Festive Food Hamper', a collection of traditional favourites 'to spoil yourself' (and it is big), or,
3. 'Christmas Tippled On Us - A Selection of Our Best-selling ...' (various bottles, the notice ran out of words).
The newly refurbished Spread Eagle re-opened on Friday 16th, trading under Craft Union Pubs. See my Spread Eagle page.
  ,,   ,, Old Silkstone Brass Band - Evening, Tesco Store, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Institute. A performance by Millhouse Green MVC.
  ,,   ,, 'Art Explosion' - 9.30am to 1.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road. For ages 6 to 12 yrs, £13 each. Booking essential by calling Ruth on (mobile) 07970 109 161.  Interesting things for the young 'uns to make and do. Please bring a packed lunch to eat together. Children can be left, so you do some Christmas shopping. Penistone Leisure Centre. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Carols Around Hade Edge - 6pm onwards, Hade Edge. Hade Edge Brass Band will be touring the village. 'Please welcome the groups when playing around the village and support your village band.' From band website.
  ,,   ,, Old Silkstone Brass Band - From 6.30pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Top 50 Countdown 2016 - 8pm, Penistone FM. It's the big one tonight, as Colin Geldard counts down your all-time favourite songs from 50 to Number 1. See the Penistone FM Facebook page for full details. See also Pen FM.
Weds 21st December Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
  ,,   ,, Three-Course Christmas Dinner and Bingo - Served at 12.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Reservations only, £12.95 each. Website says: 'An afternoon of entertainment combined with a festive lunch with a slight twist. Enjoy a three-course meal followed by festive games of cash bingo.' The menu is: Soup of the Day, Turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, veg and Yorkshire Pud, finished off with a Sherry Trifle. If you can move after all that, it's Bingo time. See Waggon and Horses.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
Thurs 22nd '4-Networking Penistone Breakfast' - 8am, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Yes it really does say 8am. Admission £13 cash. This informal networking event is aimed at business people in our area. Its Penistone group leader is Andrea Honeybone of Pennine Law. The event includes breakfast, three 1 - 2 - 1 meetings and a '4-Sight' presentation, 'Christmas Party' - Like the last day of school, expect something different. 4N breakfasts are every fortnight. See 4Networking.
  ,,   ,, Old Silkstone Brass Band - From 3pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
Fri 23rd Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, Tesco Store, Penistone.
Sat 24th Christmas Eve Carols - 2pm, Fox Valley Shopping Centre, Stocksbridge. Outdoor performance in the Peace Garden by Hade Edge Brass Band. Be careful about the 4-hour parking. If you return within one hour you will be fined.
  ,,   ,, Grimethorpe Colliery Band - 3pm to 5pm, Fox Valley Shopping Centre, Stocksbridge. One of the top Yorkshire brass bands. For more information, call 01226 340 644. This item from Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Children's Service - 6pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Mass - 6pm, St Ann's, Deepcar.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christingle and Christmas Communion - 6.30pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fun Hat or Jumper Disco - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Mass - 9pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
Sun 25th Christmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies and mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes, laugh at the wrong moments and applaud ironicly. No, just joking, you are all there to enjoy the day. If you are going to be alone on Christmas Day, there's a Christmas Dinner (time not given but probably noon to 2pm, at a guess) at Penistone Community Centre, to get you out of the house on the big day, with a warm welcome by 'Penistone Bumping Spaces'. Various community organisations will be along to make it special, with people from Thurlstone Community Group, Patchwork Support and Tesco. For more information, call Karen on (mobile) 07540 748 809.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's, Deepcar.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Service - 10am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 10.45am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Mass - 6.30pm, St Ann's, Deepcar.
Mon 26th Christmas Band Music - Boxing Day, Thurlstone Brass Band will perform Christmas Carols:
  • 9.30am to Noon, Tour of Thurlstone starting from St Saviour's Church.
  • 1pm to 2pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free performance but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. See Penistone RBL.
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm, White Heart, Penistone Bridge. See White Heart.
  ,,   ,, 'Sports Feast' Day - From 10am, Spread Eagle, Market Stret, Penistone. Pub opens at 10am then there are five football games to watch throughout the day, starting at 12.30pm with Watford versus Crystal Palace and ending with Newcastle versus Sheffield Wednesday. Also Racing on TV all day, finishing with an evening Disco, with resident DJ Nathan at the controls. The newly refurbished Spread Eagle re-opened on Friday 16th, trading under Craft Union Pubs. See my Spread Eagle page.
  ,,   ,, Boxing Day Meet (Traditional Fox Hunt gathering) - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Usually a large crowd will gather to watch the toffs in their finery, proudly mounted on magnificent horses. See The George, (Facebook). Always on Boxing Day. R Harriers.
  ,,   ,, GP Thomson (Singer) - 4.30pm to 7pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. See Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Boxing Day Quiz Night - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. See Crystal Palace on Facebook.
Tues 27th Dustbin Schedule Change - Applying to Tuesday 27th only.
  • Grey Bin collections due on Tuesday 27th December will take place on Wednesday 28th December
  • Blue Bin and Paper Sack collections due on Tuesday 27th December will take place on Thursday 29th Dec.
  • Brown Bin collections due on Tuesday 27th December will take place on Friday 30th December.
There will be no Green Bin collections (Garden Waste) until March. See BMBC News Page.
Weds 28th Blood Donor Session - 12.25pm to 3.25pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Limited walk-in slots are possible but they prefer people to make appointments. Tea and biscuits provided. For more information, call 0300 123 23 23 or see Blood.
Sat 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. With folded arms, grab the nearest sweaty hand, then it's: 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.' Full story at Scotland.Org. For the English lyrics, read the 'Auld' text file.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve with DJ - 8pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. DJ Steve Taylor will get you on your feet with music from the 60s to the naughties, and count you down to 2017.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm until Big Ben strikes Midnight, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children 5-11yrs, £5, from Oxspring Post Office or Val on (mobile) 07778 422 925. Retford ceilidh band 'Pinch O' Snuff'. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Sing 'Auld Lang Syne'.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve '121 Disco' (70s/89s Music) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. The words to 'Auld Lang Syne'. See Penistone RBL.

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